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Fifty Amazing, (but Completely Useless), Facts

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945533.  Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:48 am Reply with quote

I don't know about butterflies, but starfish taste with their feet.
1247239.  Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 am Reply with quote

16. The actual body on display has a wax head. The original one shrivelled up after a botched attempt at mummification. For decades it shared the same cabinet as the rest of the body but, after it became the victim of so many pranks, it was locked away permanently.

32. Not true. The Taj Mahal ('crown of palaces')'s chief architect was called Ustad Ahmad Lahauri and he led a team of 20000 artisans in building it. He also employed about 1000 elephants to do the really heavy lifting.

37. JK Rowling has given away so much of her wealth that she is no longer classed as a billionaire.
1247241.  Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:23 am Reply with quote

47. He first contracted hiccups after slaughtering a hog.


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