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Tooth Enamel

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.

  The white part of your tooth is harder than anything else in your body, even your hardest bone, made up of 96% mineral. In spite of this, though, it...
subway

Subway is the world’s largest restaurant chain.

  As of 2013, Subway has 40,695 branches in 102 countries. McDonald's comes second.  
Asian Elephant

Elephants are the largest land animals.

  Asian elephants can weigh over 6 tons or 11,000 pounds while African elephants weigh nearly 8 tons or over 15,000 pounds. The largest elephant weighed roughly 11 tons -...
Human egg cell

The female egg cell is the largest cell in the human body.

  Most cells in the human body are too tiny to be seen without a microscope but the female egg cell is visible to the naked eye, about the size...
Marie_Antoinette_1767

Marie Antoinette caused a stampede during her first appearance in Paris.

  Marie Antoinette was so beautiful that she captivated the crowd of Parisians, some of whom went wild that they caused a stampede and about 30 people were crushed.  
The_First_Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving was held in May.

  Today, Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday of November. However, the first Thanksgiving was held on May 23, 1541 and not by Pilgrims but by a Spanish nobleman...
Cyclone_Oliva_1996_at_peak_intensity

Tropical Cyclone Olivia had the highest wind speeds of any cyclone.

  In 1996, Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia hit Australia. It was a Category 4 cyclone with recorded wind gusts of up to 253 miles per hour.
ship_sunset

One of the passengers of the Mayflower ended up being America’s first murderer.

  John Billington, who left England aboard the Mayflower, was hanged on September 30, 1630 after shooting a man in a fight over a woman.

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