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The smallest country in Central America is El Salvador.

The Capitol Building in Washington D.C., has 365 steps. They represent every day of the year.

22% leave the glob of toothpaste in the sink.

Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine six to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.
Science and Technology

The numbers on opposite sides of a die always add up to 7.

In the Catholic church, St. Gabriel, an archangel, is the patron saint of telecommunications.

The Statue of Liberty is 145 feet high and weighs 450,000 pounds, or 255 tons. The copper sheeting weighs 200,000 pounds. It was a gift from the French people to the American people as a symbol of friendship.

The key word "amateur" was eliminated from the Olympic Charter in 1971.
Sports » Olympics

Iranian women competed in the Olympics for the first time at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The women were limited in the events in which they were allowed to participate, so they would not violate their country's restrictive laws regarding women's clothing.
Sports » Olympics

The last wolf in Great Britain was killed in Scotland, in 1743. Wolves were extinct in England by 1500.

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