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Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal, and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
Three consective strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
In 1907, Kellogg’s launched a campaign called "Wink Day" to promote Cornflakes. Women were encouraged to “wink at your grocer and see what you get” (and what they got was a free box of cereal!)
Japanese engineers were asked to redesign the front end of the Bullet Train because it carried enough speed to create a sonic boom whenever it exited a tunnel. Residents could feel the blast from miles away.
The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass.
Crushed cockroaches can be applied to a stinging wound to help relieve the pain.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cant find any food!
In the case of an emergency, a Crayola crayon can be used as a candle and will burn for about 15 minutes.
A rodent's teeth never stop growing.
Research has shown that allowing chocolate to melt in your mouth produced brain and heart rate activity that was simliar to - and even stronger than - that produced with passionate kissing.
US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world's presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
If you pronounce the names of products wrong in an Apple Store, employees are not allowed to correct you.
If NYC were its own country, and the NYPD was its army, it would be the twentieth-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.
Drivers kill more deer than hunters do.
The chlorine smell in swimming pools is accentuated by the chemical's reaction with impurities (like poop.)
Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with an ingredient from beaver pee.
Spotted skunks do handstands before they spray.
Mathway.com solves all kinds of math homework problems with step by step explanations.
If your liver stopped working, you'd die within 24 hours.