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5459. Fact
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3395. Fact
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8888. Fact
Kit Kat chocolate bar was introduced to the market in 1935

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4395. Fact
Books on religion outnumbered works of fiction by a 2 to 1 margin in 1870 England. Sixteen years later, novels surpassed religious works.

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There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, or silver.

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Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter in four consecutive seasons between 1962-65. He's the only player to throw no-hitters in more than two straight seasons.

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The largest sculpture ever made are the faces of Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt on Mt. Rushmore.

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Caffeine is on the International Olympic Committee list of prohibited substances. Athletes who test positive for more than 12 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of urine may be banned from the Olympic Games. This level may be reached after drinking about 5 cups of coffee.

4139. Fact
The largest cultivated crop in the United States is corn

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The Goliath beetle is about the size of your fist and can weigh as much as 3-4 ounces

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According to the International Labor Organization, a member of the labor force is someone between the age of 15 and 64.

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The Chinese language does not require punctuation.

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In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined!

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Wheel of Fortune star Vanna White holds the record for putting her hands together approximately 140,000 times to clap

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When a polar bear cub is born, it can not see or hear. It takes approximately a month for the cub to start to see and hear

3979. Fact
Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, had an extra finger on her left hand.

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In 1659, it was illegal to celebrate Christmas in Massachusetts.

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In 1975, it cost only $180,000 to produce an hour-long TV drama.

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Frisbee got its name from William Russel Frisbee, who was a pie baker. He used to sell his pies in a thin tin pan, which had Frisbee written on it. When Walter Frederick Morrison thought of the idea of making saucer like disks to play catch, he visited the campus of Yale and noticed people there were using the pie pan to play catch so he therefore renamed his invention to Frisbee

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A coat hanger is 44 inches long if straightened

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Pollsters say that 40% of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

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The two lines that connect your top lip to the bottom of your nose are known as the philtrum.

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In China, there is a species of yam that is used to make a dye

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Nearly all lipsticks contain fish scales.

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Early hockey games allowed as many as 30 players a side on the ice

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Imposing closure of ports and waterways to prevent ships from reaching or leaving it.

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Jimmy Carter was the first President born in a hospital.

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Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee.



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    To acknowledge that lord Vishwakarma alone is the creator of all universe and the things within, and to offer worship and thankfulness to him on the Vishwakarma day, is what Vishwakarma Puja is all about. This is what lends the festival of Vishwakarma Puja its significance. The religious texts have it that it was he who brought the tripartite universe heavenly realms and their worlds, the mortal realm and their worlds, and the netherworldly and other celestial realms and worlds into existence. It was he who created Swarga (Heaven) in the Satya Yuga Sone ki Lanka (Golden Lanka) in the Treta Yuga the city of Dwarka, the capital of Lord Krishna in the Dwapara Yuga and many other architectural marvels into existence out of thin air. It was he who formed the chariots and various weapons of Gods and gave each its unique divine attributes.
    And it was he who revealed the sciences of industry to us because of which we see the progress that has been made.The entire unit management, employees, and workers, along with their families come together to perform the puja. Even the tools, particular to each person profession, are worshipped in the name of Lord Vishwakarma but are not put to use until the next day. Thereafter, Prasad (offerings) is distributed among everyone, post which everybody sits together for lunch. There also a competitive tradition of flying colorful kites and engaging in mid air battles, cutting each others kites and shouting Ibo Kaata.

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