Male mosquitoes find female mosquitoes by listening to the sound of their wings beating. The males can actually identify the correct species by the pitch of the female's wings.

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Bacteria do not contain a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles and are therefore classed as prokaryotes.

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In June 1963 Medgar Evers, state field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was shot dead in front of his Jackson home.

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In 1973, two blind Peruvian soccer teams played a match using a ball filled with dried peas.

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Marlboro cigarettes sold in New York contain more tar and nicotine than those sold in all other states!

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The State of Florida is bigger than England.

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Many banks lent large sums of money to developing nations. In order to pay those debts plus interest many nations have turned to the mining of their natural resources as a source of financial aid.

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President John F Kennedy could read 4 newspapers in 20 minutes.

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The tips of fingers and the soles of feet are covered by a thick, tough layer of skin called the stratum corneum.

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There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.

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