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... Compsognathus, clams, Pope Johann XII

by Florence Shea

A shark bites with its lower jaw first and then its upper.

Brazil produces the most oranges in the world.

Slow dancing for 26 minutes burns about 100 calories.

The smallest dinosaur is the Compsognathus and it was about the size of a basketball.

Murpheys oil soap is a chemical commonly used to wash elephants.

It takes 7 shuffles to thoroughly mix a 52-card deck.

Underground and Underfund are the only two words in the English language that begin and end with
the letters u-n-d.

Heineken beer is designed to ‘foam’ for exactly five minutes.

Betsy Ross was born with a set of fully formed teeth.

All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.

Elephants and Humpback whales go through menopause.

The first telephone book was published in 1878 by the New Haven District Telephone Company.

March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day.

March is National Association for Music Education Music in our Schools Month.

March 20 is International Day of Happiness.

In 1916 Gregory Rasputin was assassinated: poisoned (cyanide), shot three times and thrown into a
river.

Pope Johann XII was beaten to death, at age 18, by the husband of a woman he was having an affair
with.



March 7. 2014


   Sources: alltrivia.net, danhersam.com, funfunnyfacts.com, triviachamp.com, Wikipedia.org,
corsinet.com


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