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    The plastic tip at the end of a shoelace is called an "aglet".

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    thats not even a real word...


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    Quote Originally Posted by anton... View Post
    thats not even a real word...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aglet

    Although this could be fake too, since wikipedia is user edited.

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    Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
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    September 29–October 6, 2007 is national Banned Books Week.

    Bonus: The most challenged book of 2006 was And Tango Makes Three


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    Tiger Woods is the highest paid athlete. He makes around $80 million per year (or $219,000 per day).
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    Maggots will only eat flesh if it is dead. For this reason, they are often used to remove the burnt skin from severe burn patients.

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    1 nanosecond is to one second as one second is to 32 years.

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    To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    Maggots will only eat flesh if it is dead. For this reason, they are often used to remove the burnt skin from severe burn patients.
    This is still used acrossed the world and a great treatment. Same with leaches and blood clots.

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    All polar bears are left handed.

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    More than 20 million meteoroids enter Earth's atmosphere every day.

    Bonus: In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.

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    The most expensive thing ever sold on ebay was a yacht for $168,000,000 on Feb 8, 2006!

    The yacht, dubbed the 'Gigayacht', will feature a 3000 sq. ft. master suite, luxury office area, salon, cinema room, fitness room,10 multi-level VIP Suites with panoramic windows, eight guest cabins, helicopter garage, retractable elevator, and a 55 X 35 pool off the aft deck.

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    In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

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    That little cat in your signature is good stuff Sneakers.
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