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  • A Tyrannosaurus Rex can yield about 450 gallons of gasoline.

  • The male angler fish permanently attaches himself to the female and becomes absorbed by her body.

  • Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel.

  • Louis Pasteur was a germophobe.

  • The average married woman in seventeenth-century America gave birth to thirteen children.

  • The hyena gives birth through its clitoris.

  • A pangram is a sentence that uses all the letters of the alphabet. (The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.)

  • Fingernails are made of a protein called Keratin.

  • The pin in a door hinge is called a pintle.

  • Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910. He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said: "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."