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2989. Fact
The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

2990. Fact
Pearls melt in vinegar.

2991. Fact
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.

2992. Fact
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.

2993. Fact
The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history

2994. Fact
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

2995. Fact
France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Greece, and Australia have always been in the modern Olympics since it began in 1896

2996. Fact
The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns

2997. Fact
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

2998. Fact
Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.

2999. Fact
In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.

3000. Fact
In 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna Two became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

3001. Fact
In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.

3002. Fact
Baby beavers are called kittens.

3003. Fact
Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.

3004. Fact
Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.

3005. Fact
Wipes up sawdust from drilling or sandpapering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

3006. Fact
Due to the many nerve endings in the sole and digits of the human foot, the sensations produced by sucking or licking the feet can be pleasurable.

3007. Fact
Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower, also built a dam in Russia, a church in the Philippines, and designed the right arm and full steel structure supporting the Statue of Liberty.

3008. Fact
A recent study at Harvard has shown that eating chocolate can actually help you live longer.

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If only she had known what her son would grow up to be

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 collect



Outdoor 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.
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