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A new born baby breathes five times faster than an adult man.
Medicine and Health

Nearly 100 percent of the dirt in the average home originated from outside – 80 percent of that comes in on people, stuck to their clothes and their feet.
Statistics

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger bought the first Hummer manufactured for civilian use in 1992. The vehicle weighed in at 6,300 lbs and was 7 feet wide.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

The first woman executed by the federal U.S. government was Mary Surratt. She was hanged July 7, 1865 for conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
People

ATMs Around The World: Bankomat - Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Cajero Automático - Venezuela and Argentina, Cashi Coruna (cash corner) - Japan, Toda Hora, or ATH (all hours) - Puerto Rico, Caspomat (auto money) or Bankat (little bank) - Israel, ABM (Automatic Bank Machines) - Canada, Penz Automata Gepek - Budapest, Hungary, AutoTeller, HandyBank, CashPoint, Flexibank - Australia, Mini-banks - Norway.
Words and Numbers

Most people in Java have only one name.
People

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.
People

In the early 1700s, pears were dubbed “butter fruit” because of their soft, melting texture.
Food and Drink

Studies conducted at Vanderbilt University and the University of Iowa School of Medicine found no evidence that sugar causes hyperactivity in children.
People

It was American physicist John Wheeler who discovered the black holes of outer space, and he named the phenomenon in 1967.
Space

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