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The idea that all vegetables are healthier when eaten raw has little basis in science; many vegetables, such as spinach, carrots, mushrooms, peppers, and more, are significantly more nutritious when they are cooked first.

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The tallest cactus species in the world is the Pachycereus pringlei, also known as the Mexican giant cardon or elephant cactus, which can reach heights of up to 63 feet (19.2 meters).

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If you felt bad for the Doozers in Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock because the Fraggles constantly ate their beautiful structures, don’t—the relationship was symbiotic and if the Fraggles didn’t eat the structures, there would be no room for new ones and the Doozers would have to move away from Fraggle Rock or else they would die.

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The molars of African elephants weight approximately 11 pounds (5 kilograms) each.

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Not only is Frank Oz a talented puppeteer and voice actor (among many iconic roles he was both the puppeteer and voice of Yoda), he’s also a talented director having directed Little Shop of HorrorsWhat About Bob?, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Easter Island, famous for its massive monumental statues called moai, is a special territory of Chile.

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The Gateway Arch, better known as the St. Louis Arch, is a structure built in the form of an inverted, weighted catenary arch and is as wide as it is tall (measuring 630 feet, or 192 meters, in both directions).

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The 40 nut-cracking squirrels in the Tim Burton film Charlie & The Chocolate Factory were not CGI creations, but real live (and very well trained) squirrels.

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Cookie Monster has a British cousin named Biscuit Monster.

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At the time of its release in 1994, True Lies was the most expensive film ever made and the first with a budget over 100 million dollars.

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The pattern of your tongue surface is as unique as your finger prints (but thankfully, fingerprinting caught on before tongueprinting, so none of us have to lick a stamp pad).