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The dwarf planet Pluto was discovered on this day in 1930 by an astronomer at an Arizona observatory.


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Talk about recycling: Your heart pumps the blood through your body around 1,000 times each day — or once every 1 1/2 minutes.


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The whiskers above a dog’s eyes are called supraorbital whiskers; they are like extensions of the eyelashes that help keep objects from poking or injuring the eyes.


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The giant red spot on the planet Jupiter is three times bigger than Earth.


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Bubble wrap was originally invented to be used as 3-D plastic wallpaper.


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Many famous films have debuted on Christmas Day, from classics like “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Godfather: Part III” to the more recent “Les Miserables” and “Marley & Me.”


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Most Christmas trees — 98 percent — are grown on tree farms; only 2 percent are cut in the wild.


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The average candy cane boasts 60 calories; to burn those calories off, you need to walk for 16 minutes or bike for 8 minutes.


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A native of Africa, the aardvark — or “earth pig” — uses its long and sticky tongue to eat termites.


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Big cats who can roar — like tigers, lions, leopards and jaguars — cannot purr. The ability to roar or purr is due to differences in the anatomy of the cats’ voice boxes.


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