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November 17, 2018.

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  • Wearing headphones for an hour increases the bacteria in your ear 700 times.
  • A single coffee tree yields only one pound of roasted, ground coffee annually.
  • Bacteria, the tiniest free-living cells, are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as 50 million of them.
  • The first "technology" corporation to move into California's Silicon Valley was Hewlett-Packard, in 1938. Stanford University engineers Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started their company in a Palo Alto garage, with $1,538. Their first product was an audio oscillator bought by Walt Disney Studios for use in making Fantasia.
  • A dog was killed by a meteor at Nakhla, Egypt, in 1911. The unlucky canine is the only creature known to have been killed by a meteor.
  • A day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year. Mercury rotates very slowly but revolves around the sun in slightly less than 88 days.
  • Outside the USA, Ireland is the largest software producing country in the world.
  • New York's Central Park is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
  • In New York State, it is still illegal to shoot a rabbit from a moving trolley car.
  • Candy made from pieces of barrel cactus was outlawed in the U.S. in 1952 to protect the species.
  • An old law in Bellingham, Washington, made it illegal for a woman to take more than 3 steps backwards while dancing.
  • At birth a panda is smaller than a mouse and weighs about four ounces.
  • Buckingham Palace Has Over 600 Rooms.
  • A Quarter Of Russia Is Covered By Forest.
  • No president of the United States was an only child for his parents.
  • 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist. Initially, the channel did not want to air any music by black artists.
  • A Boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight.
  • Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog's ear.
  • Most cows give more milk when they listen to music.
  • Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  • Bird droppings are the chief export of Nauru, an island nation in the Western Pacific.
  • It's against the law to catch fish with your bare hands in Kansas.
  • Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants.
  • A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
  • In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones - Bhutan.
  • You're more likely to get stung by a bee on a windy day than in any other weather.
  • There are twice as many kangaroos as people in Australia.
  • Libya is the only country with a one colour flag.
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