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More People use blue toothbrushes then red ones.
Surveys

A kind of tortoise in the Galapagos Islands has an upturned shell at its neck so it can reach its head up to eat cactus branches.
Animals

An anchor is tattooed on Popeye's arm.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

Afternoon temperatures on Mars go up to about 80 F in some areas, and down to -190 F at night.
Space

If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom more often.
Words and Numbers

Until the mid 1800s, paper was made from cotton rags.
Inventions

The music hall entertainer Nosmo King derived his stage name from a 'No Smoking' sign.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

It takes 100 centimos to equal one bolivar, which is Venezuela's basic unit of currency. According to sources, Venezuela is the only country that uses the bolivar as its basic legal tender.
Miscellaneous

The 3 largest newspaper circulations are Russian.
Surveys

Mother-of pearl is not always white. It can be pink, blue, purple, gray, or even green. Nor is it produced only by the pearl oyster. The abalone and the pearl mussel both have shells that are lined with fine-quality mother-of-pearl.
Animals

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