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Fingernails

Nails now grow faster than they did 70 years ago.

  According to researchers at the University of North Carolina, the average thumbnail now grows 3.55 mm a month whereas it used to grow just 3 mm a month. They...
Lt_Annie_Fox

The first woman to receive a Purple Heart was a nurse who served during...

  Lt. Annie Fox, the chief nurse at Hickam Field during the attack on Pearl Harbor, received a Purple Heart for her bravery. Later on, however, the Purple Heart was...
Mc Donalds Toys

McDonald’s is the largest toy distributor in the world.

  Every year, McDonald's - yes, the food chain - distributes 1.5 million toys every year. About 20 percent of its sales go to Happy Meals which were first invented...

Lemurs are the world’s most endangered primate.

20 species of lemur are now officially regarded as critically endangered. Madagascar, the only home of the Lemur, is having political problems. This lack of government control means illegal logging...
Mt. Vesuvius

During its eruption in 79 AD, Mt. Vesuvius spewed 1.5 million tons of lava...

  That's the equivalent of the weight of about 250,000 fully grown elephants! It is no wonder then that the eruption was able to bury two cities - Pompeii and...

A 41-year old man in Florida has four rooms full of Barbie dolls.

  Stanley Colorite has a collection of 2,000 Barbie dolls and 1,000 Ken dolls and it's still growing since he plans to keep collecting until all 7 rooms of his...
Horned Lizard

Some horned lizards can squirt blood from their eyes.

  When some horned lizards are threatened, they are able to restrict the blood flow from their heads. This causes the blood vessels around their eyes to rupture and as...

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