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Neat things about feet.

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1. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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2. The gecko has sticky pads on its feet so it can walk upside down.

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3. Penguin fathers carry their eggs on their feet to protect the eggs from freezing in the harsh, antarctic cold.

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4. In the 1800s, a sprained ankle was often treated by wrapping it with brown paper that had been soaked in vinegar.

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5. If you rub a garlic clove on the bottom of your foot, your friends will probably smell garlic on your breath.

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6. In ancient Rome, it was the custom to enter a friend's home with the right foot first.

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7. Many people have one foot that is bigger than the other.

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8. In an average lifetime, your feet will walk 70,000 miles!

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Author:Spinelli, Eileen
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Date:May 1, 2008
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