As many people know, ticks can spread Lyme disease. To help prevent tick bites, it’s best to tuck long pants into socks when walking through an area where ticks might be living, such as long grass.

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The Turks and Caicos Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahamas, is made up of eight large cays, or keys, and many smaller ones. Tourism contributes substantially to the economy. Traditional industries include boatbuilding and fishing.

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A fruit that grows on coasts in the Caribbean is called the manchineel. It looks something like a small, green apple, but don’t be tempted! All parts of the plant are toxic, including its sap, which causes blisters if touched. 

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Customer: “Do you honor any credit cards?” Clerk: “Oh, we honor them all, but we only take cash.”   Why is it that your nose runs, but your feet smell? What happens once in a minute and twice in a moment but never in a decade? The letter “m.” First fisherman: “Is this lake any…

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Cherimoya, nicknamed “custard apple,” grows in South America. Looking like a big artichoke, this fruit has flesh with a creamy texture. The sweet flavor tastes like a blend of other fruits, such as strawberry, pear, and banana.

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The official language of Sweden is Swedish. Official minority languages are Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Yiddish, and Romani. Many people also speak English and German.

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Like blue cheese, durian fruit is smelly. This large, oval fruit has a shell that is covered with spikes, but the fruit inside is rich in vitamins and minerals. However, many people can’t get past its disagreeable odor.

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The Earth’s most northern region is the Arctic, the border of which is the Arctic Circle (66°30’ N). It includes Greenland, Baffin Island, and the far northern parts of Canada, Europe, and Alaska (U.S.). 

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People from the Philippines who live abroad send balikbayan boxes home to their families. These boxes, which are inexpensively shipped by ocean cargo, are filled with such things as toys, clothing, books, and food. 

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The United States has a number of large football stadiums. These include the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California; MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; and FedExField Stadium in Landover, Maryland.

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