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  • Holes in a golf course must be 4.25 inches in diameter, and at least 4 inches deep.
    (see Golf)

  • The human stomach can stretch 50 times larger than its normal size and hold 4.5 quarts (4.25 L).

  • A wainwright is someone who fixes wagons.

  • Female hyenas have a pseudo penis.

  • Strudel comes from a German word for whirlpool.

  • The word windfall comes from an old English law prohibiting the cutting down of the King's trees, so the only firewood commoners could gather is what the wind blew down.

  • The flower Rafflesia Arnoldi can measure up to three feet (.9 m) across and weigh as much as 15 pounds (6.8 kg).

  • In the year 2160, there will be two lunar eclipses and five solar eclipses.
    (see Phases of the moon)

  • All plant life contains calcium, sulfur, magnesium, carbon dioxide, phosphorus, and other trace elements.
    (see Table of Elements)

  • The sun is about 330,000 time the mass of the Earth.
    (see Solar System)

  • Centipedes don't have 100 legs.

  • Orchids are named from the Greek word for testicles (orchis) because of the resemblance of their bulbs to a man's testes.