The fifth James Bond film, You Only Live Twice (1968), starred Sean Connery, supposedly in his last appearance as Bond. However, he came back for Diamonds are Forever (1971) and the unofficial Never Say Never Again (1983).

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The bearberry shrub, also known as kinnickinnick, grows on sandy or gravel ground throughout Canada. It is a good ground cover that helps prevent soil erosion.

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Australia does not have an official language. However, over three quarters of Australians are unilingual English speakers. Among the 160 languages spoken in Australia are Mandarin, Punjabi, and Filipino/Tagalog.

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Black tea and green tea come from the same plant. The difference is in the processing: black tea is fermented, and green tea is not. 

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When two currents meet in a body of water, an area of swirling water called a whirlpool can form. The Corryvreckan whirlpool, between Jura and Scarba islands off the west coast of Scotland, is large and very dangerous to navigators. 

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Many people are aware of British author Roald Dahl’s many famous children’s books, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches. But they may not know that he was a fighter pilot in World War II.

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A 1941 Pablo Picasso painting from his “Weeping Woman” series sold for $9.1 million (CDN) at an auction house in Toronto, Canada, in 2019. The painting of photographer Dora Maar is called Femme au chapeau.

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Moles occur when skin cells called melanocytes grow. Babies can be born with moles that are called congenital nevi, while other moles develop over a person’s lifetime.

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Anjou pears are mild-flavored and soft, making them easy to eat. Abate pears are good to eat with cheese because they are fragrant and crisp.

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The first man to make it to the South Pole was Norwegian Roald Amundsen (1872-1928). A team of men, dogs, and dogsleds journeyed from their base camp in Antarctica, reaching the pole just under two months.

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