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In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis , more commonly known as human fat. It was used to treat wounds, sprains, broken bones, arthritis, hemorrhoids, and as a painkiller for sciatica and rheumatism.

According to the May 4, 2019 issue of The Economist , there are more Chinese millennials than there are people in America.

The most popular flavor of ice cream in Texas is cookies & cream, according to a study by Workwise.

Luna moths twist the tails on their wingtips to create sound patterns that interfere with the echolocation used by bats, according to a Smithsonian study.

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