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The longest species of centipede is the giant scolopender (Scolopendra gigantea), found in the rain forests of Central and South America. It has 23 segments (46 legs) and specimens have been measured up to 10.5 inches long and 1" in diameter.
Animals » Insects

Canada is the largest importer of American cars.
Statistics

Until he's about 21 years old, the male Indian elephant isn't interested in romancing a female elephant.
Animals

The average salinity of the world's oceans is 34.7 parts per thousand.
Statistics

Hollywood actress Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed to make her cheekbones more prominent.
Entertainment

The colon absorbs 3 pints (1.3 liters) of water every day from food waste.
People

People in Sweden, Japan, and Canada are more likely to know the population of the United States than are Americans.
Geography

Rap music star Vanilla Ice's real name is Robert Van Winkle.
Entertainment

There is a correspondence between the fluctuation of agricultural production and sunspot variations. Production of wheat, for example, reached high figures during sunspots maximums and low figures during sunspot minimums.
Space

"To whinge" is Australian slang for "to complain constantly."
Words and Numbers » Word Roots

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