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the Vatican is the worlds smallest city/state.

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The smallest sovereign entity is the Sovereign Military of Malta

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Men are six times more likely than women to be struck by lightning.

(no lightning rod jokes, please)

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Miracle on 34th street was a true story.

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When Henry Ford broke the land speed record, he had his assistant blow into the motor because it was pre carb days. Yes. This is something nobody knew and it's so obscure that if you were to google it the NSA may come knocking.

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There are an average of 333 squares on a toilet paper roll. The average American uses 57 of them in one day.

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So I looked it up, and apparently it was a larger version of the dinosaur but it has a separate scientific designation as "Apatosaurus Excelsus", were as the original is "Apatosaurus Ajax".

excelsus????

holy poo im naming my kid that.

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Owls are not bothered by the odor of a skunk. In fact, large owls, attack, kill and eat skunks whenever they find them.

The owl is just about the only natural enemy that the skunk has.

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There are catfish that have figured out how to eat pigeons. They actually flop up on the bank of the river like orcas do when they hunt seals, then flop back into the water, mouth full of pigeon.

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Peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes. Think peas or beans, a plant that grows in a pod.

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The Wabash river, which creates the border betwixt IN and IL, is the largest unnavigable river in the world.

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typewriter is the longest word you can type using one single row on the keyboard.

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