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When did the first commercial airline fly?

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The first commercial passenger airplane began flying in 1914. The first commercial passenger airplane with a bathroom began flying in 1919.

Is a diamond worth more than an emerald?

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While diamonds are usually considered the most precious of stones, a large, near flawless emerald is worth considerably more than a diamond of the same size.

Was made Lucy's tooth-work so special?

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Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first woman in the US to become a certified dentist in 1867.

Should you refrain from winking in Oz?

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Winking at women, even to express friendship, is considered bad manners in Australia.

What's a duffer?

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A "duffer" is Australian slang for a cattle thief.

What are our dreams about?

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If you dream about some particular subject it is not often that the dream is about that. Dreams speak in a deeply symbolic language. The unconscious mind tries to compare your dream to something else, which is similar. Its like writing a poem and saying that a group of ants were like machines that never stop. But you would never compare ...Read more

Which tree is most often lightning struck?

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Oak trees are struck by lightning more often than any other tree. It has been theorized, this is one reason that the ancient Greeks considered oak trees sacred to Zeus, god of thunder and lightning.

Can insects live without their heads?

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Some insects, after their head is severed, may live for as much as a year. They react automatically to light, temperature, humidity, chemicals, and other stimuli.

What did Gina do after she gave up acting?

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Glamorous sex kitten during the 1950s, starring in movies such as Trapeze and Solomon and Sheba, Gina Lollobridgida retired from films in the 1970s to become a professional photographer.

Are any cats sociable?

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Lions are the only truly social cat species, and usually every female in a pride, ranging from 5 to 30 individuals, is closely related.

Was David in the marble all along?

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Michelangelo's David is based on the artistic discipline of disegno, which is built on knowledge of the male human form. Under this discipline, sculpture is considered to be the finest form of art because it mimics divine creation. Because Michelangelo adhered to the concepts of disegno, he worked under the premise that the image of David was ...Read more

What sort of tattoos doesn't the Navy care for?

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According to the Recruitment Code of the U.S. Navy, anyone "bearing an obscene and indecent" tattoo will be rejected.

Can you control the sex of a crocodile hatchling?

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Crocodile eggs which are incubated below 85 F (29.5 C) hatch into females, while those incubated above 95 F (35 C) hatch into males.

How did Bing get his name?

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Bing Crosby recorded more than 1,700 songs for commercial release between 1926 and 1977. Bing's real name was Harry Lillis Crosby. The nickname was given to him by a childhood friend who thought the young Harry resembled "Bingo," the lead character in their favorite comic book, "The Bingville Bugle."

How long was the Oregon Trail?

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The Oregon Trail (1840-1860), the route used during the westward migrations of the United States, started in Missouri and ended in Oregon and was about 2,000 miles long.

Does a mouse's nest make a good purse?

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The penculine titmouse of Africa builds its home in such a sturdy manner that Masai tribesman use their nests for purses and carrying cases.

Did Gaylord's prediction come true?

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In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry said: "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." Only a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, Perry hit the first and only home run of his career.

How many ways have we tried to lose weight?

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According to the U.S. government, people have tried more than 28,000 different ways to lose weight.

How long have people been going to PTA bake sales?

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The P.T.A., or the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, was founded in the United States in 1897. It was originally called the "National Congress of Mothers," but was expanded to include fathers, teachers, and other citizens.

How long have people been using caffeine?

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Humans have consumed caffeine since the Stone Age. Early peoples found that chewing the seeds, bark, or leaves of certain plants had the effects of easing fatigue, stimulating awareness, and elevating mood. Only much later was it found that the effect of caffeine was increased by steeping such plants in hot water. Many cultures have legends that...Read more

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