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  • Nearly 90% of food's flavor comes from its smell.

  • The human nose can detect more than 10,000 different odors.

  • Ocean water must reach a temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit for a hurricane to form.

  • Ancient Greeks noticed that some of the stars in the sky wandered during the night. These were the planets. "Planets" is the Greek name for "Wandering Star."

  • Zodiac is an ancient word for "Zoo" because of the many animals that make up the zodiac.

  • New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states where it is illegal to pump your own gas.

  • There are no venomous snakes in Maine.

  • The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.

  • Twelve percent of lightning strikes occur at golf courses.

  • Some species of penguins can dive 90 feet underwater, and hold their breath for 20 minutes.

  • We are born with 350 bones, and die with 206.

  • There are 2,500,000 rivets in the Eiffel Tower.

  • The height of the Eiffel Tower can vary as much as 6 inches depending on the temperature.