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Diane Sheer holds the record for licking the most stamps in a five minute period. She slobbered on 225 of the little things.
The most powerful earthquake to strike the United States occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake shook more than one million square miles, and was felt as far as 1,000 miles away.
Strangeray Springs cattle station in South Australia is the largest ranch in the world. It's area, 30,029 square kilometers, and is only slightly smaller than the European country of Belgium.
At 840,000 square miles, Greenland is the largest island in the world. It is 3 times the size of Texas. By comparison Iceland is only 39,800 square miles.
Most insects used in a film: 22 million bees in The Swarm.
Hawaii's Mount Waialeale is the wettest place in the world - it rains about ninety per cent of the time, about 480 inches per annum.
When stuntman and parachutist Dar Robinson leaped from the ledge of the 1,170 foot high CN Tower in Toronto, he was paid $150,000, the most ever for a single stunt.
Tom Wolfe was paid $5 million for the film rights to his novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, the most ever earned by an author.
The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest free standing structure in the world.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world.
The Sahara desert has the highest sand dunes.
The world's widest river is the Amazon river.
The oldest public park in the U.S. is Boston Common.
The surface speed record on the moon is 10.56 miles per hour. It was set in a lunar rover.
The Angel of the North, Gateshead, UK, with a wingspan of 177 ft/54 m, is the largest sculpture of an angel in the world.
The oldest domestic cat was a male named Grandpa that lived to be 34 years, 2 months, and 4 hours.
The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930. The harmless Whale Shark, holds the title of largest fish, with the record being a 59-footer captured in Thailand in 1919.
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