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Tutankhamun Died While Hunting

Listen here The mystery of how Egypt's King Tutankhamun died has been solved. The boy king, whose tomb was discovered in 1922, fell off a chariot while he was hunting game. He broke his leg. This injury caused blood poisoning. Before this discovery, it was thought that Tutankhamun might have been murdered. Source: National Geographic Words game:…
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Men Can Be As Talkative As Women

Listen here It is often thought that women speak more than men. However, a new study at the University of Arizona contradicts that belief. The conversations of 400 students were recorded. The results showed that the women in the study spoke an average of 16,215 words a day, whereas the men spoke a daily average of 15,669 words. The amount a person…
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Cats Travel 4,000 Kilometers By Taxi

Listen here Bob and Betty Matas love their two cats. The retired couple from New York City did not want  them to be cold in an airplane as they moved to their new home in Arizona. Therefore, they hired cab driver Douglas Guldeniz to take their cats on the 4,000-kilometer journey. The entire fare was $3,000, plus gas, meals and lodging. Source: The…
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The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

Listen here Some people in the latter group decided to do something about their dislike of mobile phones: They started the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships in 2000. Last year's winner at the championships in Finland was Tommi Huotari. He was able to hurl a mobile phone 90 meters. This year's championship will be held in Narva, Estonia on…
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The Longest English Word

Listen here Although some languages have longer words, English does have a number of words which use a lot of letters. The longest word in the Oxford English Dictionary is a 45-letter word for a lung disease: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The longest one-syllable English words are nine letters long: scratched, stretched, scrounged,…
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