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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.

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Ever married women are less likely to experience poverty

Compared to never married peers, women who had ever been married were substantially less likely to be poor regardless of race, family background, non marital births, or education. Ever married women have a poverty rate that was roughly one third lower than the poverty rate of never married women. Currently married women had an even lower probability of living in poverty about two thirds lower than other women.

Both yet and already are used with the present perfect tense.
  • Already is usually used in positive sentences.
  • Yet is usually used in questions and negative sentences.

    Imagine that you and your friend are going to travel. There are many things to do, and you ask your friend if he has done these things:
  • Have you bought the tickets yet?
  • Have you arranged a taxi yet?
  • Have you reserved the hotel room yet?
  • Have you packed the bags yet?

    In all the examples, use yet at the end of the question. Your friend might answer:
  • Yes, I've already bought the tickets.
  • Yes, I've already arranged a taxi.
  • No, I haven't reserved the room yet.
  • No, I haven't packed the bags yet.

    Use already in the positive answers, and yet in the negative answers.

    There is one time you can use already in questions: it's when something happens earlier than expected. If your son finishes his homework in just 15 minutes, you could ask: "Have you already finished your homework?!" because you were expecting it to take more time.

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