Funky Facts

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Sterling Pub., 1996 - Curiosities and wonders - 92 pages
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The facts parade continues, with lots more amazing discoveries to use to impress friends. Here comes the first toothpaste, developed a thousand years ago out of hones, salt, and ground glass (do not try this at home). Whoosh -- there goes a nerve impulse traveling from your body to your brain at 180 miles per hour. Here's the world's smallest country, the Vatican in Italy, only four square blocks. The air in a small room 9x9x8 feet weighs as much as a six-year-old child. Your house is infested with billions of dust mites, and you sleep with millions of them every night. Good night, sleep tight....

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The Diagram Group is a team of writers, researchers, editors, and designers who have specialized in producing a number of highly acclaimed visual reference books since its formation in 1960.

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