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35 ] Luxembourg is the only country in the world ruled by a Grand Duke. ’ in Luxembourgish is ‘Tip-Top’. The English word ‘squirrel’ is particularly difficult for Germans to pronounce. The most difficult tongue-twister in English is ‘pad kid poured curd pulled cod’. [ 36 ] The giant palm salamander can stick its tongue out 50 times faster than you can blink. The eyes of a giant squid are the size of basketballs. 90% of all jellyfish are smaller than a human thumbnail. Jellyfish born on the Columbia space shuttle suffered from vertigo when they returned to Earth.

Until 1910, film studios didn’t credit actors in case they asked for more money. [ 34 ] 71% of Oscar-winners’ tears have been shed since 1995. Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax has been thanked 12 times at the Oscars – once more than God. Nigeria is the world’s third-largest movie-producing country but has only eight cinemas. [ 35 ] Luxembourg is the only country in the world ruled by a Grand Duke. ’ in Luxembourgish is ‘Tip-Top’. The English word ‘squirrel’ is particularly difficult for Germans to pronounce.

Oscar Hammerstein II is the only Oscar ever to win an Oscar. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax has been thanked 12 times at the Oscars – once more than God. Nigeria is the world’s third-largest movie-producing country but has only eight cinemas. [ 35 ] Luxembourg is the only country in the world ruled by a Grand Duke. ’ in Luxembourgish is ‘Tip-Top’. The English word ‘squirrel’ is particularly difficult for Germans to pronounce. The most difficult tongue-twister in English is ‘pad kid poured curd pulled cod’.

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