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There are more beetles on Earth than any other living creature. The number of species alone is nearly a quarter-million.
Animals » Insects

The Holland and Lincoln Tunnels under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and New York are an engineering feat. The air circulators in the tunnels circulate fresh air completely every ninety seconds.
Miscellaneous

Mosquitoes have been responsible for more human deaths throughout history than all wars combined.
Animals » Insects

The pecan tree is the only naturally growing nut tree in North American. It is native to the Texas, Mississippi and Mexico River Valleys.
Environment

Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps.
History

Women navigate by landmarks and visual memories. Men navigate by direction and distance, and tend to be better at reading maps.
People

Humans have about 80,000 genes in their DNA.
People

An item must contain 92.5 percent silver to be considered sterling silver.
Environment

The Aztec Indians of Mexico believed turquoise would protect them from physical harm, and so warriors used these green and blue stones to decorate their battle shields.
History

The first chocolate chip cookie was developed in the kitchen of a Whitman, Massachusetts, country inn in 1937. Simple experiments led to a recipe combining bits of chocolate candy with a shortbread type cookie dough.
Food and Drink

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