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Is there someplace where you can see real pink elephants?

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In regions of India where the soil is red, elephants take on a permanent pink tinge because they regularly spray dust over their bodies to protect themselves against insects.

Which bird has clawed wings?

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When young, the hoatzin, a crested, olive-colored South American bird, has claws on its wings.

What are experience points used for in Dungeons and Dragons?

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As the game is played, each player character (PC) grows and changes as they gain experience. To represent this, PCs are awarded an appropriate number of experience points (XP) when they defeat an enemy or accomplish a difficult task. Attaining a certain number of experience points allows a PC to advance a level, granting the character enhanced ...Read more

What was the name of Edward's flagship?

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The flagship known as Queen Anne's Revenge belonged to the famous pirate, Blackbeard. The ship sank in 1718. Blackbeard's real name was Edward Teach.

What does moussaka consist of?

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Coined about 1930, the popular Greek dish moussaka consists of layers of seasoned ground lamb and eggplant, and is usually topped with a custard or cheese sauce and baked.

What are Heinlein's writings about?

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The major themes of Heinlein's work were social: radical individualism, libertarianism, religion, the relationship between physical and emotional love, and speculation about unorthodox family relationships. His iconoclastic approach to these themes has led to wildly divergent perceptions of his works. His 1959 novel Starship Troopers was ...Read more

Are there any royal palaces in the U.S?

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Hawaii has the only royal palace in the United States – Iolani.

How many people are shy?

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A recent study conducted by the Shyness Clinic in Menlo Park, California, revealed that almost 90 percent of Americans label themselves as shy.

Was there new Frankenstein in 1986?

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New footage of the 1931 horror classic, Frankenstein, was found in January 1986. It depicted the monster, played by Boris Karloff, throwing a girl into a lake and showed a hypodermic needle in the monster's arm. The scenes had been excised because they were considered too shocking for provincial 1930's audiences. They have since been put back in...Read more

Will any bug pose a danger to your ear?

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The Japanese beetle, found in the eastern United States and Canada, is the only bug in these countries to be concerned about if lodged in the ear, for it can chew through the eardrum in a matter of minutes. Other bugs can be removed without the same urgency.

Where does a hummingbird's color come from?

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The brilliant colors in a hummingbird's feather are created by tiny platelets that resemble a pancake filled with air bubbles. They are called "interference colors," and are much like the shimmering colors seen in a soap bubble or in a drop of oil.

What did Teddy have against Christmas trees?

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Theodore Roosevelt, a staunch conservationist, banned Christmas trees in his home, even when he lived in the White House. His children, however, smuggled them into their bedrooms.

Which state was first with English?

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In 1811, Louisiana was the first state in the U.S. to declare, by statute, English as its official language. It would be 109 years before a second state in the U.S. a " Nebraska a " would issue a constitutional amendment to make English the official state idiom there.

Which fingernails grow faster?

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The fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed; your right fingernails will grow faster; likewise the fingernails on the left hand of a left-handed person. The middle fingernail grows faster than all other nails.

How deep is the ocean?

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If the world were to become totally flat and the oceans distributed themselves evenly over the earth's surface, the water would be approximately 2 miles deep at every point.

What's a basenji?

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The basenji is a mid-sized dog with a silky copper coat. Although they are considered a barkless dog, they are known to yodel when they are happy.

What made Gog so special?

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The sci-fi flick Gog (1954), in which a nuclear "brain" takes over a secret laboratory, was the first film to have a computer appear as a main character in a movie.

Which animal has the densest fur?

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The sea otter's dark fur is the finest and densest of any animal fur. On an adult animal, there are approximately 650,000 hairs per square inch. A sea otter relies on its fur to keep it warm — it doesn't have blubber as other marine mammals do. Natural oils in a sea otter's fur repel water.

How many bones are there in a foot?

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The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. The 52 bones in your feet make up about 25 percent of all the bones in your body.

How long does money last?

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That depends on the denomination of the note. A $1 bill lasts 18 months; $5 bill, two years; $10 bill, three years; $20 bill, four years; and $50 and $100 bills, nine years. Bills that get worn out from everyday use are taken out of circulation and replaced.

 

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