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Did you know that elephants are not really scared of mice?
Compared to an elephant, a mouse is so small that an elephant does not even know that there is a mouse close to it.

The first kind of PENCIL was a bunch of GRAPHITE sticks held together by string. Then someone decided it would be better to push the graphite into the inside of a hollow wooden stick.
JOSEPH RECHENDORFER was the first person to think of putting a piece of rubber onto the top of a pencil, which makes it real easy to rub out mistakes.

Halloween started with the Ancient Celts. All Hallows Eve (which became the word Halloween) was the last day of their year. They believed November 1st (All Saints Day) was the start of the New Year and because it was Winter, it was the darkest time of the year. On this one night, October 31st, they believed spirits, ghosts, goblins and fairies came down from the hills into the towns. Some people believed if you left "treats" on the front porch for the spirits and ghosts, this would make them happy and they would not hurt you.

If you don't get up when Mom calls, and you hide your head under the blanket and fall asleep, you can get a turtle headache. It's from breathing stale, stinky air that's just come out of your mouth. You need fresh air full of oxygen when you sleep, to stop from getting a headache.
A cheetah can run 76 kilometres per hour (46 miles per hour) - that's pretty fast! The fastest humans runs only about 30 kilometres per hour (18 miles per hour).
A turtle can't get a people headache unless he bangs his head when he pulls it inside his shell!
Your kitty can run about 20 kilometres per hour (12 miles per hour) when it grows up. This one is going nowhere today - it is too sleepy.

Everyone thinks it was Whitcomb Judson who invented the zipper but it was really Elias Howe. Elias was so busy inventing the sewing machine that he didn't get around to selling his zipper invention which he called a "clothing closure".



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