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To repel attackers, the bombardier beetle shoots a noxious mixture of boiling chemicals out of its bottom in a series of rapid blasts.

The National Health Service is the world’s 4th-largest employer after the US Defense Department, the Chinese Red Army, and Walmart.

Palm trees are a type of grass.

The seventh most common sentence in The Hunger Games trilogy is “they swallowed hard”.

In 2015, a town in North Carolina rejected a solar farm because residents believed it would “suck up” sunlight and kill the local plants.

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Guatemala means land of trees in Mayan-Toltec, the same as Holland means in Dutch.

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by George...

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, by George Frederic Watts 1895

When the potato first reached England, a potato-tasting banquet was given at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Only the leaves and stems of the potatoes (which contain a poison called solanine) were served. All the guests became ill and left early.

On the 5th of May 1941, HMS Hood is sunk by the German battleship Bismarck, with just three survivors from the 1,419 crew.

The Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92) liked to entertain guests by doing impersonations of someone going to the lavatory.

A figure skating spiral move, a song by the band Air Traffic, a type of dessert, a Japanese pop punk band, a First Fleet convict transport ship to Australia, a ship sunk off the New South Wales coast in 1808, a paddle steamer from the Canadian Fraser River, a Motor Speedway, the largest city in the U.S. state of North Carolina, a Roman Catholic Diocese, and a county in the U.S. state of Florida are all called Charlotte.

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