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    Male Kangaroos does not have pouch. Female Kangaroo's pouch opens up. Koala's pouch opens at the bottom. Koalas have a special sphincter muscle along the outer edge of the pouch opening. A mother koala uses this muscle almost like a drawstring, closing the opening tightly as she climbs through the trees.
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    The highest denomination currency note ever issued by the Bank of England is the £100 million note, known as a "titan". The bank also issued £1 million note, known as a "giant". The Bank of England prints them internally, rather than with its normal commercial printers. They are then locked away very carefully as they are not meant for general circulation
    Venezuela is Spanish for ‘Little Venice’.
    The beaver has transparent eyelids and valves on its ears and nose that close automatically when it submerges in water. These unique features allow the beaver to remain underwater for up to four minutes at a time
    Cranberries bounce when ripe. one that bounces seven times on a flat wooden floor is in perfect condition to eat.
    Chocolate can kill humans and dogs when taken in very large quantities. A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 22 lbs
    When Montenegro became independent from Yugoslavia, its Internet domain name went from being .yu to .me
    Canada is the only country in the world that could not win a gold medal in the Olympic Games it hosted.
    An ordinary sheet of paper made from cellulose fibers derived from wood can only be recycled six to seven times as the fibers become shorter, coarser and stiffer with each recycling
    In 1996, Larry Page and Sergey Brin called their search engine "BackRub" as it analyses "back links" of the web, but changed the name to 'Google' for better recognition
    On March 15, 1892, Jesse W. Reno patented the "Endless Conveyor or Elevator". Reno produced the first working escalator and installed it alongside the Old Iron Pier at Coney Island, New York City in 1896. That first working escalator was called "inclined elevator"
    Seventeen countries do not have any river and Saudi Arabia is the biggest country without a river
    Sitting Bull was named Jumping Badger at birth
    On April 3, 1973, from the Sixth Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets, in New York City, Motorola’s Martin Cooper placed the world’s first mobile phone call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey.
    Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, is Europe's wealthiest monarch
    Chess, Ludo and Snakes and Ladders were all invented in ancient India. Snakes and Ladders was called Moksha Patam – ‘the path to liberation’.
    Baghdad means ‘God’s gift’ in Persian.
    The first recorded use of the word boredom is in the novel 'Bleak House' by Charles Dickens, written in 1852, in which it appears six times
    The Hundred Years War, fought between England and France, lasted for 116 years
    The very first text message was sent on Dec. 3, 1992. Neil Papworth, then a 22-year-old engineer typed “Merry Christmas,” and sent it to Richard Jarvis, an executive at British telecom Vodafone.
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