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Black-widow-spider silk has been used to make the crosshairs in sniper scopes.
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The town of Carter Lake, Iowa, is legally within the city limits of Omaha, Nebraska.
Three actors from the movie Predator (1987) have run for governor. (Two were elected.) #BRIFact
Crayola crayons soften at 105°F and melt at about 128°. #BRIFact
The commander-in-chief of the U.S. Navy was once known by the acronym CINCUS pronounced “sink us.” (The name was changed after WWII.) #BRIFact
Pumice is the only rock that floats in water. #BRIFact
President Grover Cleveland had an artificial jaw. It was made of rubber. #BRIFact
Molly Pitchers were women who carried pitchers of water onto battlefields to cool off the cannons during the American Revolution. #BRIFact
Scared of clowns? You’re a coulrophobe. (But so is actor Johnny Depp.) #BRIFact
Q: How does the tailor bird get its name? A: Using its beak as a needle and plant fibers for thread, it sews two leaves together to make its nest. #BRIFact