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The oldest registered food trademark still in use in the United States is the red devil on cans of Underwood's deviled ham. It dates back to 1886.
Food and Drink

Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Science and Technology

Disposable diapers in the United States make up enough trash to fill a barge half a city block long, every six hours, every day.

The Pentagon is twice the size of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, and has three times the floor space of the Empire State Building in New York. It is one of the world's largest office buildings.

There are 225 spaces on a Scrabble board.

The tent-making bats of South America make shelters out of leaves still attached to trees. By chewing away the sides of the leaf's middle ridge, they create a structure resembling a tent.

In October 1991, astronomers at Cambridge, England, discovered one of the dimmest stars ever seen. It is relatively close to Earth, but so dim 10,000 times fainter than the Sun that it is visible only with a large telescope.

One-fourth of the people who lose their sense of smell also lose their desire for sexual relations.

Alabama's coastline measures just 53 miles.
Geography » US

The average American spends about 3,500 hours shaving in a lifetime.

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