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Dyk fact#115

Did you know Couples with children have a slightly lower divorce rate than couples without children.

Dyk fact#114

Did you know World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history

Dyk fact#113

Did you know A baby cannot taste salt until it is 4 months old. The delay may be related to the development of kidneys, which start to process sodium at about that age

Dyk fact#112

Did you know The claws on the front feet of bears are longer than the claws on the back feet. Some large bears have claws almost 5” long

Dyk fact#111

Did you know A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound

Dyk fact#110

Did you know Fly swatters made from giraffe tails were a popular fashion item in ancient Egypt.

Dyk fact#109

Did you know The trench network of World War I stretched approximately 25,000 miles (40,200 km) from the English Channel to Switzerland. The area was known as the Western Front. British poet Siegfried Sassoon wrote, “When all is done and said, the war was mainly a matter of holes and ditches.”

Dyk fact#108

Did you know Because redheads have thicker hair than people with other hair colors, they have fewer strands of hair. For example, while blondes have on average 140,000 hairs, redheads have approximately 90,000

Dyk fact#107

Did you know A Spartan specialty was a black soup made from salt, vinegar, and blood. No one in the rest of Greece would drink it.

Dyk fact#106

Did you know In the mid 1930s, scientists developed a new electron microscope that enabled them to see and photograph influenza virus (the flu was once thought to be caused by bacteria). In the following years, influenza types A, B, and C were isolated and identified. Type A influenza causes most human sickness and the major pandemics. Exposure to one strain appears to provide no protection or immunity to another

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