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Interesting Facts of the Day | Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. – probably the world.

Amphibious is based upon Greek words that mean living a double life and amphibians live in both land and water.

In Miami, Florida, roosting vultures have taken to snatching poodles from rooftop patios.

Coconuts kill about 150 people each year. That’s more than sharks.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

Interesting Facts of the Day | Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

The average human eats 8 spiders in their lifetime at night.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.

A creep is a metallurgical term for when something that is normally very strong bends because of gravity. This happens to many metals at high temperatures, where they won’t melt but they will creep.

The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.