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2917. Fact
Goats' eyes have rectangular pupils.

2918. Fact
The world's smallest and oldest republic is San Marino. It's 25 square miles and is located mostly on top of a mountain entirely surrounded by Italy.

2919. Fact
On average, a disposable diaper can hold up to 7 pounds of liquid.

2920. Fact
When he was only 13, Johnny Depp lost his virginity to a girl slightly older than him.

2921. Fact
Smiling releases endorphins in the body, which makes people feel better

2922. Fact
All coffee is grown within 1,000 miles of the equator.

2923. Fact
By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved

2924. Fact
The healthy human eyes can distinguish about 17,000 different colors.

2925. Fact
Snowiest city in the U.S.: Blue canyon, California.

2926. Fact
The pigmy shrew a relative of the mole is the smallest mammal in North America. It weighs 1/14 ounce less than a dime.

2927. Fact
Hippopotamuses do 80% of their vocalizations underwater.

2928. Fact
In the United States, approximately seven billion pounds of chocolate and candy are manufactured each year.

2929. Fact
Earl Dean developed the bottle design for Coca-Cola

2930. Fact
It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

2931. Fact
Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle

2932. Fact
The first toilet tank ever seen on television was on Leave it to Beaver

2933. Fact
Ears of corn always have an even number of rows of kernels.

2934. Fact
In Oregon anyone with a bad reputation is prohibited from distributing malt beverages.

2935. Fact
The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre

2936. Fact
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

2937. Fact
The head of a jellyfish is called the Bell.

2938. Fact
Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star

2939. Fact
The oldest working Post Office in the world is located in the village of Sanquer, located in the Scottish Lowlands. It has been operating since 1712

2940. Fact
If you plant an apple seed, it is almost guaranteed to grow a tree of a different type of apple.

2941. Fact
Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to enter space. She spent three days in space and completed forty-eight orbits of Earth

2942. Fact
In the United States, turkeys are mostly raised in California

2943. Fact
All babies are color blind when they are born.

2944. Fact
The world's tallest grass, which has sometimes grown 130 feet or more, is bamboo.

2945. Fact
The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.

2946. Fact
There are 53 Lego bricks manufactured for each person in the world.

2947. Fact
The age limit for marriage in France was, until recently, 15 for girls, but 18 for boys. The age for girls was raised to 18 in 2006.

2948. Fact
Enamel is hardest substance in the human body

2949. Fact
By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors

2950. Fact
Indonesia consists only of islands - 13,667 total

2951. Fact
There are more than one million animal species on Earth.

2952. Fact
The smallest island with country status is Pitcairn in Polynesia, at just 1.75 square miles.

2953. Fact
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.

2954. Fact
Close to two million people who go to hospitals in the United States for one ailment wind up catching another.

2955. Fact
The first episode of the popular television sitcom Happy Days was titled All The Way.

2956. Fact
In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders

2957. Fact
There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: rstu and mnop. Examples of each are understudy and gymnophobia.

2958. Fact
Fried spiders taste like nuts

2959. Fact
The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

2960. Fact
Washing machines use anywhere from 40 to 200 litres of water per load

2961. Fact
The practice of identifying baseball players by number was started by the Yankees in 1929.

2962. Fact
The odds of being born male are about 51.2%, according to census.

2963. Fact
No other animal gives us more by-products than the hog. These by-products include pig suede, buttons, glass, paint brushes, crayons, chalk, and insulation to name a few

2964. Fact
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue.

2965. Fact
Pele has always hated his nickname, which he says sounds like baby-talk in Portuguese.

2966. Fact
Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana.

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An accident


Read the text and use the context and the diagram to help you with the key words.

There was a serious accident on one of the main roads into Stuttgart this morning. An old lorry (AmEng = truck) broke down in the middle of the road, and the driver couldn’t move it. It was eight o’clock, the middle of the rush hour, so it soon created a terrible traffic jam. Drivers got very angry and a man in a Mercedes tried to go round the lorry. Unfortunately another car was coming in the opposite direction. The driver braked hard and tried to stop, but he couldn’t prevent the accident - the Mercedes crashed into the front of his car. The driver of the Mercedes was OK, but the other driver was badly injured and both cars were very badly damaged.

Giving directions


Go along here, turn right into the main road, then take the first turning on your left. Keep going, and then turn left again when you get to the bank.

Important words and phrases


Taxis (AmEng = cab) use the road; pedestrians use the pavement (AmEng = sidewalk).
The speed limit on motorways in Great Britain is 70 mph (120 kph).
Most petrol stations (AmEng = gas station) in Great Britain are self-service.
Get in the car and remember to fasten your seat belt.
The other car was going very slowly, so I decided to overtake (= pass it on the outside lane).
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