When traveling in Jordan, it is important for foreigners to know for that the host may ask a visitor to stay for dinner. It is customary to refuse twice before accepting. Refuse seconds of any dish offered unless the host insists a couple of times, and even then accept only with a slight air of reluctance.
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A vamp is the upper front top of a shoe.
Each seed of the palm tree Lodoicea seychellarum weighs 30 pounds.
The body's largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 15 to 20 feet and has a diameter of no more than an inch and a half. The large intestine measures an average of 5 feet.
The hypodermic needle was invented in 1853. It was initially used for giving injections of morphine as a painkiller. Physicians mistakenly believed that morphine would not be addictive if it by-passed the digestive tract.
At a cost of about $1 million, the first planetarium was opened to the public on May 10, 1930. The Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum of Chicago was a present to the city by Max Adler.
Bald eagles are not bald. The top of their head is covered with slicked-down white feathers; from a distance, they appear hairless.