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The 1st winner of the Academy Award for best picture, and the only silent film to achieve that honor, was the 1927 film, "Wings".
The number of triplets born in the US in 1994 (4,594) was more than triple the number born in 1971 (1,034), an increase attributed to older age of the mothers and the use of fertility-enhancing drugs and techniques.
Every Swiss citizen is required by law to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
The states with the most presidential burial sites: Ohio and Virginia (tie).
Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.
Before roasting, some green coffee beans are stored for years, and experts believe that certain beans improve with age, when stored properly.
The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system in India, employing over 1.6 million people
When sharks bite down, their eyes automatically close in case their prey starts squirming trying to get free, and thereby cause damage to the shark's eyes in the process.
If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.
Almost without exception, cows are milked from the right side. The reason is because most farmers have been right-handed since the start of the dairy business and it's easier for a right-handed milker to work from the right side.
The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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Hobbies are activities that we do in our spare time (= free time)Things people play
Note: People join clubs (= become members of clubs) where they can play cards and chess.Things people collectOutdoor activities
With these hobbies we can use two different verbs, go and do:
We often go camping in the summer, or I do a bit of / a lot of rock climbing in the summer.Creative hobbies
Note: When we start a hobby for the first time we often use the phrasal verb take up, and when we stop doing the hobby for the final time, we often use the phrasal verb give up.
I took up golf when I was fifteen, but I gave it up last year.
Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Mind Game