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- The bones of your feet make up over 25% of the total bones in your body?
- A typical cloud weighs around a tonne?
- A house in New High Street, Headington, Oxford has a large bird embedded head-first in the roof?
- A moonbow is a rainbow produced at night?
- Bubble wrap was originally invented in 1957 as wallpaper?
- The surface of Australia is bigger than the Moon's land surface?
- Bats are blind?
- Napoleon Bonaparte was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time?
- Shirley was originally a male name, but its use in Charlotte Bronte's novel Shirley in 1849 established it as a female name?
- The Statue of Liberty originally operated as a lighthouse?
- Teaching is also called funambulism?
- Christopher Columbus was the first European to visit the Americas?
- Peeing on a jellyfish sting can make it feel better?
- The modern Olympics used to give medals for literature and painting?
- Abraham Lincoln is in the baseball hall of fame for being really good at the sport?
- The last known surviving American born into legal slavery died in the 1950s?
- A house cat is faster than Usain Bolt?
- "Grooms of the Stool" were servants who had the job of wiping Henry VIII's bottom after he went to the bathroom?
- Adolf Hitler helped design the Volkswagen Beetle and was given the very first convertible Beetle built in 1938?
- The phrase 'barking mad' comes from a medieval mental asylum found in Barking in the Middle Ages?
- The use of triangular corner flags in English football is reserved for those teams that are past winners of the FA Cup?
- The first time red and yellow cards were used in football was in the 1970 World Cup?
- TRUE. There are 26 bones in each foot, hence 52 bones in both feet - 206 total bones in your body - so yes, it's more than 25 percent.
- FALSE. Much heavier! Clouds can weigh up to a million tonnes.
- FALSE. It's a shark!
- TRUE. Formed by moonlight rather than direct sunlight.
- TRUE. Bubble wrap was initially tried to sell as wallpaper.
- FALSE. The Moon is close to five times the area of Australia.
- FALSE. Bats have small eyes with very sensitive vision.
- TRUE. Napoleon Bonaparte was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time.
- TRUE. Shirley was originally a male name. Shirley Crabtree was the real name of English professional wrestler Big Daddy.
- TRUE. The torch operated as light between 1886 and 1901.
- FALSE. Tightrope walking is called funambulism, teaching can be called pedagogy.
- FALSE. Norse explorer Leif Erikson (and probably others) got there before him.
- FALSE. It is an urban myth.
- TRUE. Art competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948.
- FALSE. Abraham Lincoln was a champion wrestler and had only one loss among his around 300 contests.
- FALSE. The last known surviving American born into legal slavery died in 1972 at age 110.
- TRUE. A house cat is slightly faster.
- TRUE. And most were knighted for their service.
- TRUE. Adolf Hitler helped design the Beetle.
- FALSE. The phrase 'barking mad' came a lot later.
- FALSE. It's another urban myth!
- TRUE. The first time red and yellow cards were used was in the 1970 World Cup.
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