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  • There are 10 human body parts that are only three letters long (eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip, gum).
  • The word "lethologica" describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
  • The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • American car horns beep in the tone of F.
  • Mary Stuart became Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old.
  • Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive two hours before you leave.
  • The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
  • The Baby Ruth candy bar was actually named after Grover Cleveland's baby daughter, Ruth.
  • Minus 40 degrees Celsius is exactly the same as minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

 

            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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