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Humans have three color receptors in their eyes, while goldfish have four, and mantis shrimp have ten.

Besides inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell was a speed demon! He set a world water speed record of 70 miles per hour in a hydrofoil boat of his design when he was 72 years old.

Challenging the U.S. law prohiting women from voting, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for trying to vote on November 5, 1875.
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James Buchanan was the only president of the United States never to marry. During his term in office, his niece Harriet Lane played the role of the First Lady.
People » US Presidents

All education through the university level is free in Eastern Europe's nation of Azerbaijan.

During the Lyndon Johnson administration, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated.

The phrase "guinea pig" originated when a tax was imposed on powder for wigs in England to help pay for the war with Napoleon. The list of those who had paid the guinea (one pound, one shilling) was posted on their parish church door. As they were the wealthy of the day, they became known as the guinea pigs.
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An artificial spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees. A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.
Holidays » Christmas

An anchor is tattooed on Popeye's arm.
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The Eiffel Tower is 984 feet tall.

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