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Mongolia is the largest landlocked country.

Attila the Hun was a dwarf. Pepin the Short, Aesop, Gregory the Tours, Charles 3 of Naples, and the Pasha Hussein were all less than 3.5 feet tall.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

The first female athlete to appear in a Wheaties "Breakfast of Champions" television commercial was Mary Lou Retton, shortly after her gold medal win at the 1984 summer Olympics.

There are 250,000 species of flowering plants on Earth today.

The right lung takes in more air than the left lung.
Medicine and Health

The average house fly lives only two weeks.
Animals » Insects

A heart attack most often occurs in the morning when mental and physical stress are at their peak.

The capsaicin found in peppers has been found to be an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants tend to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes caused by blood clots.
Food and Drink

Dr. Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio in 1952.

“Utah” is from the Navajo word meaning “upper.”
Geography » US

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