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#127 May 13, 2013
While butterflies sip nectar from flowers, they also sip any urine that has collected on the flowers and leaves any chance they get. Urine is a butterfly’s best source of vitamins.

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#128 May 13, 2013
The term “dogfight” originated during WWI. The pilot had to turn off the plane’s engine from time to time so it would not stall when the plane turned quickly in the air. When a pilot restarted his engine midair, it sounded like dogs barking.

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#129 May 14, 2013
A baby’s first social smile appears between four and six weeks after birth.

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#130 May 15, 2013
Sperm whales can dive as deep as two miles into the water, and their bodies have unique physiological adaptations to allow them to survive the intense cold and crushing pressure of these dives. They can limit circulation to the brain and other organs, slow the heart to 10 beats per minute to conserve oxygen, and collapse the lungs and rib cage to withstand pressure.

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#131 May 15, 2013
Pangaea was not the beginning position of the land on Earth, but one of as many as six lost worlds that have come and gone. Pangaea was preceded by Pannotia about 550-650 million years ago and by Rhodinia around 1.8 billion years ago. Before them, at intervals of roughly 500 million years, Nuna, Kenorland, and Ur existed and then broke up.

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#132 May 16, 2013
The first-ever shopping mall was built by the Emperor Trajan in Rome. It consisted of several levels and more than 150 outlets that sold everything ranging from food and spices to clothes.

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#133 May 17, 2013
The greatest number of takes for one scene in a film is 324 in Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 City Lights.

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#134 May 17, 2013
Hitler kept a framed photo of Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, on his desk. Henry Ford also kept a framed photo of the Nazi leader on his desk in Dearborn, Michigan. In Mein Kampf, Hitler included some anti-Semitic views attributed to Ford.

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#135 May 20, 2013
Google uses goats to eat brush and reduce fire hazard in fields near their California Mountain View headquarters.

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#136 May 21, 2013
It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.

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#137 May 21, 2013
President Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) won the Most Nearly Perfect Male Figure Award from the University of California in 1940.

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#138 May 23, 2013
To make a carpet brighter, sprinkle salt onto the carpet and let it stand for an hour before vacuuming it up. Salt is also effective in removing muddy footprints.

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#139 May 24, 2013
In the last National Geographic Literacy Survey, about 11 percent of 18-to-24-year-old citizens of the U.S. could not even locate the U.S. on a map. The Pacific Ocean's location was a mystery to 29 percent; Japan, to 58 percent; France, to 65 percent; and the United Kingdom, to 69 percent. More young U.S. citizens in the study knew that the island featured in the TV show "Survivor" was in the South Pacific than could find Israel.

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#140 May 29, 2013
The five highest domestic movie grosses adjusted for inflation are Gone With the Wind (1939), Star Wars (1977), The Sound of Music (1965), E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), and The Ten Commandments (1956).

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#141 May 30, 2013
The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”

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#142 May 31, 2013
The Sandman is a mythological personification of sleep. The term developed from the “sand” that is commonly found in the corner of the eyes in the morning. The sandman in E.T.A. Hoffman’s (1776-1822) short story would throw sand in the eyes of naughty children who wouldn’t fall asleep, causing their eyes to fall out. The sandman would then collect their eyes and feed them to his own children.

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#143 May 31, 2013
Some women in ancient Rome drank turpentine (which can be poisonous) because it made their urine smell like roses.

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#144 Jun 3, 2013
A male emperor angelfish lives together with up to five female mates. If the emperor angelfish dies, one of the females turns into a male fish and becomes the leader of the group.

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#145 Jun 4, 2013
If all the tires Americans throw away each year were stacked on top of each other, the pile would reach 32,000 miles high—a greater distance than the circumference of the earth at the equator (24,901 miles).

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#146 Jun 5, 2013
Hershey’s Kisses were first produced in 1907 and were shaped like a square. A new machine in 1921 gave them their current shape.

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