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    Unlike the bill of other birds, flamingo's upper bill can move while the lower bill is much larger, so a flamingo can only eat with his head upside down.
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    Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is unique
    A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a four-foot-tall child inside
    There are ten times more stars in the universe than grains of sand in the world's deserts and beaches
    Crayola means "oily chalk." The name combines "craie" (French for "chalk") and "ola" (short for "oleaginous," or "oily")
    Saffron, world’s most expensive spice, comes from three tiny red, dried stigmas of Crocus flower. About 70,000 flowers need to be harvested for each pound of saffron (about 150,000 flowers for each KG)
    Sperm whale has the largest and heaviest brain of all animals in the world. An adult Sperm whale's brain weighs about 9 kilograms (about 20 pounds)
    Mother kangaroos produce two different kinds of milk at the same time - carbohydrate-rich milk from one nipple for the newborn and fat-rich milk from another nipple for the older joey still nursing.
    On March 10, 1933, 'The Crooked Circle' became the first feature film ever broadcast on TV in its entirety. The movie was broadcast on TV when experimental Los Angeles station W6XAO-TV beamed it out from the corner of 7th and Bixel Streets in Los Angeles. The lucky six households which owned a TV in the Los Angeles area in 1933 enjoyed the free show as the feature film was still playing in local theaters at the time.
    The first person to be convicted of speeding in the UK was Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, who on 28 January 1896 was fined for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thus exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h). He was fined one shilling plus costs
    Sand tiger sharks typically give birth to two baby sharks, though their pregnancies start with about 12 embryos. Starting at about five months into their nearly yearlong gestation, the biggest shark fetus eats all but one of the smaller fetuses in utero.
    US President's Guest House, the Blair House, is larger than the White House, the President's official residence.
    Stejneger’s beaked whale's milk is blue-green in color
    Females ferrets can die if they go too long without mating. Unspayed females need to mate or run the risk of producing too much estrogen. The overproduction can lead to estrogen toxicity and death.
    National anthems of Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and San Marino have no official lyrics.
    The penis on a right whale can be up to 2.7 m (8.9 ft) – the testes, at up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in length, 78 cm (2.56 ft) in diameter, and weighing up to 525 kg (1157 lbs), are also by far the largest of any animal on Eart
    The country with the most pyramids in the world is Sudan
    Human milk is 3.8 percent fat and 1.2 percent protein. The milk of a blue whale, which is 38.1 percent fat and 12.8 percent protein. Hooded seal milk is 61 percent fat, the highest of any animal. Hooded seal mothers nurse their pups for just four days on pack ice before returning to the sea to find food. This is the shortest lactation period of any mammal.
    Forrest Mars, Sr., the son of Chicago candy maker and Snickers bar creator Franklin Clarence Mars, partnered with Bruce Murrie (son of William Murrie, president of the Hershey Company) to make tiny chocolates with hard candy shells and named them M & M's, their last names. So, M&M's stand for Mars & Murrie's
    In 1949, rhesus monkey Albert II became the first primate in space, reaching a height of 82 miles aboard a V2 rocket. Albert II did not comeback alive. First primate to go to space and return alive was a Peru-born squirrel monkey named Miss Baker. On May 28, 1959, Miss Baker and a rhesus monkey called Miss Able were blasted into space aboard a Jupiter rocket from Cape Canaveral. After their successful return from space, Able and Baker appeared on the cover of Life magazine, June 15, 1959. Four days after the triumphant landing, Miss Able died on an operating table. Miss Baker retired to a luxurious home and lived a cushy life. Miss Baker died in 1984 at the age of 27, she had been to space once and married twice. Her grave, located at the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, sits alongside those of her first husband, George, and her second husband, Norman
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