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  • The first transatlantic cable was laid in 1858 between Newfoundland and Ireland.

  • 40 degrees below zero is the same in Fahrenheit and Celsius.
    (see Conversions)

  • The Galapagos Islands are the only place on the equator where both penguins and fur seals can be found.

  • Standard pencils write on average 250,000 English words or a 35 mile (56 km) long line.

  • The "f" word is used 246 times in the movie Goodfellas.

  • The heart of a peanut, that little nub that holds the two halves together, contains a high amount of a chemical that is know to cause migraine headaches in some people.

  • A Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations.

  • The world's heaviest person weighed 629 kilos or 1,387 pounds.

  • Mark Twain, born on a year Halley's Comet visited Earth, correctly predicted he would die the next time it came by.

  • It is a myth that the hair and nails grow after death; the surrounding skin shrinks, giving the illusion of their growth.

  • A wild turkey can fly at a speed of 35 mph.

  • The largest cucumber grown was 59 lbs.

  • The saline content of the Dead Sea is about 187 pounds (84.8 kg) of salt per ton (907.2 kg) of water compared to the Atlantic Ocean at 31 pounds (14 kg) of salt per ton of water.