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6998. Fact
The world's largest palace is the Imperial palace in the heart of Peking,

1081. Fact
45.2% of people pee in the shower.

7502. Fact
The Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, NY opened in 1948 and is the world's largest landfill. It covers 3,000 acres and received 14,000 tons of garbage a day.

4077. Fact
Prague consumes 3 times more beer than all the soft drinks combined.

514. Fact
The average speed of a man's orgasm is 28 mph.

10074. Fact
On the cartoon show The Jetsons, Jane is 33 years old and her daughter Judy is 15 years old.

9836. Fact
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair

10020. Fact
In Ontario, an average household income of a golfer is greater than $60,000

5634. Fact
Honey is the only food that doesn't spoil.

7198. Fact
A type of rabbit can mate 12 hours after giving birth

8262. Fact
Every day, over five billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the United States

22. Fact
The largest internal organ is the small intestine.

8412. Fact
Many people find stimulation (kissing, tickling, caressing) of the abdomen pleasurable, especially close to the pubic region.

6744. Fact
A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

5155. Fact
The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States does NOT grow branches until it is 75 years old.

4544. Fact
One glass of water shuts down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.

1456. Fact
Coca-cola used to use the slogan 'Good to the last drop', in 1908. This slogan was later used by Maxwell House.

2300. Fact
The Beatles song "Dear Prudence" was written about Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence, when she wouldn't come out and play with Mia and the Beatles at a religious retreat in India.

3630. Fact
The word racecar and kayak are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left.

5659. Fact
Paul Gauguin's Marquesas Island neighbor, Tioka, bit him on the head after he died. Tioka was following a Marquesan custom of verifying the dead.

10493. Fact
You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider

9290. Fact
After 8 months, babies are more likely to get a diaper rash

9186. Fact
Mr. Butts invented the game SCRABBLE. The game was originally called Criss Cross Words.

2376. Fact
The guy in the Darth Vader suit didn't know that James Earl Jones was doing the voice until the screenplay.

5906. Fact
Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.

7537. Fact
Beethoven used to pour cold water over his head to stimulate his brain before sitting down to compose.

8480. Fact
In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.

9265. Fact
When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop, even your heart.

416. Fact
Privy purse
Yearly allowances granted to the princes of indian states after the merger of their states with the indian union. (new these purses are abolished).

1861. Fact
Leather skin does not have any smell. The leather smell that you sense is actually derived from the materials used in the tanning process.

5708. Fact
All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.

4154. Fact
A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon.

5581. Fact
Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.

5088. Fact
Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.

4287. Fact
A maple tree is usually tapped when the tree is at least 45 years old and has a diameter of 12 inches

4812. Fact
On May 9, 1999 approximately 600,000 gallons of whiskey flowed into the Kentucky River during a fire at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg

5470. Fact
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.

106. Fact
90 years ago: the grand canyon became a national monument & cellophane is invented.

6310. Fact
Joseph Gayetty is credited for inventing toilet paper in 1857. Unfortunately, his invention failed and did not catch on until ten years later

4938. Fact
Rene Descartes came up with the theory of coordinate geometry by looking at a fly walk across a tiled ceiling.

2623. Fact
There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

6851. Fact
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in Jello

9208. Fact
Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the

9093. Fact
There are 63,360 inches in a mile.

8523. Fact
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987

8675. Fact
The chow-chow and the Chinesse Shar-Pei are the only dogs that have a black tongue. The tongues of all other dogs are pink.

1066. Fact
28.1% of people pee in the pool !

4670. Fact
The body of the average baby is 75% water

10076. Fact
The artist Vincent Van Gogh sliced part of his ear off in madness

5515. Fact
May and June are the most popular months to get married. January is the least popular.


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  • We can put both (of) before nouns and pronouns.
    Before a noun with a determiner (for example: the, my, these), both and both of are both possible.
      Both (of) my parents like riding. She s eaten both (of) the chops.
    We can also use both without a determiner.
      She's eaten both chops. (= ... both of the chops.)
    Only both of is possible before a personal pronoun (us, you, them).
      Both of them can come tomorrow.
      Mary sends her love to both of us.
  • We can put both after object pronouns.
      I ve invited them both. Mary sends us both her love.
      I've made you both something to eat.
  • Note: we do not put the before both.
      both children(NOT the both children).
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