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    The first residential tower block in the UK is called The Lawn, in my hometown. Viewed from a ‘plane it is shaped like a butterfly.
     
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    Good morning Mr Wrighty, you're correct.

    St Patric is well known to be responsible for driving the snakes out of Ireland. As he drove them out he was heard to say "you alright in the back lads?".
     
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    On this date New Mexico became the 47th state.
     
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    The Pacific Ocean covers more area than all the dry land on Earth.
     
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    Pepsi was originally called Brad's Drink.
     
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    Ever wondered why the skin on your fingers and toes wrinkle if you spend too much time in the water/bath?


    Some might say that’s due to being in water a long time, which makes our skin swollen. Before I also thought it was just a random accidental effect of the wetness.

    But, have you ever wondered why this scene only occurs on the fingers and toes?

    Why doesn’t it appear on the other parts of our body?

    A scientific study did research on finding the reason that wet fingers and toes wrinkle.

    The study showed that if you cut the nerves to the fingers and toes, the wrinkle phenomenon disappears, which proves the wrinkling is a self-directed act rather than a phenomenon caused by wetness.

    Then why would our brain send the signal only to wrinkle the fingers and toes? The study made an F1 racing car tire analogy.

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    The smooth tire provides a superb grip under dry conditions; by contrast, the wrinkle tire gives better grip on wet ground. The wrinkles will construct a drainage network that will channel away the water on the surface and thereby maintain a firm grip.
     
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    This just proves nature is badass.
     
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    Hi, buddies

    Doggies and kitties can build around 200 word vocabulary .
    I think that is neat :)
     
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    William Howard Taft was the first US President to own a car.
     
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    Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.
     
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    FDR was the first US President to have bullet proof glass installed in a vehicle. His personal Packard had bullet proof glass installed by the Secret Service.
     
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    Wonder how schu is doing...
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt suffered an injury while boxing that left him deaf.
     
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    100 years ago...

    "Teenagers" didn't exist.

    Yes, young people between the age 13 and 19 walked the Earth, but no one called them teenagers until the '40s, when high school enrollment became standard.

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    It’s only the hairs on a gooseberry, that stop it from being a grape
     
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    The only part of your own body you can tickle is the roof of your mouth.
     
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    Yep, can’t beat a good 1807 American standard!
     
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    eBay does not allow the auctioning of human souls for the following reasons: If the soul does not exist, eBay could not allow the auctioning of the soul because there would be nothing to sell. However, if the soul does exist then, in accordance with eBay's policy on human parts and remains, we would not allow the auctioning of human souls.

    Many have tried over the years, a few were musicians actually.
     
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    A dolphin's nipples are located in its anus.
     
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