The name mouse, originated at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common mouse.
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The monkey wrench is named after its inventor, a London blacksmith named Charles Moncke.
There are earthworms as short as one-twenty-fifth of an inch and earthworms as long as 11 feet. The earthworm has no lungs; it breathes through its skin. Some earthworms have as many as ten hearts.
Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons as compared to 0.875 gallons for women.