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  • "BVD's" is an American expression for men's underwear. It comes from the company founded by Bradley, Voorhees & Day.

  • The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati.

  • The Phillips screwdriver was invented in 1934 by Henry F. Phillips.

  • Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is 1,178 miles (1,896 km) in long.

  • There is no medical name for boogers.

  • The white part of your fingernail is called the lunula.

  • Human nails and hair do not grow after death. After you die, your body starts to dry out creating the illusion that your hair and nails are still growing after death.

  • Humans eyes have two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina called rods and cones. Rods work best in dim light and can detect motion. Cones are used in bright light to detect color and details.

  • VELCRO® brand hook and loop fasteners are named for the French words "velour" and "crochet."

  • The capital of Australia is Canberra.