1. The highest race horse speed ever recorded was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
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  2. The smallest horse in the world is just 17 inches (43 cm) tall and weighs 57 lb (26 kg).
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  3. Horses can sleep standing.
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  4. The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.
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  5. An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horsepower.
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  6. In the UK, all horses, ponies and donkeys must have a horse passport.
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  7. The practice of eating horseflesh is called hippophagy.
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  8. Dogs have 13 blood types, horses have 8, cows have 9 while Humans only have 4.
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  9. The Horse Head used in the movie "The Godfather" was real.
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  10. Over 8 million horses died in WW1. Of those who survived, most were sent to Belgian butchers, being regarded as unfit for any other purpose.
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  11. Horses cannot throw up.
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  12. Animals, including pigs, horses, and even insects, could be tried and convicted of crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
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  13. Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago.
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  14. McDonald's drive-thru staff won't serve people if they come on horseback.
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  15. The modern British army has more horses than tanks.
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  16. In 1923, a jockey suffered a fatal heart attack but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only jockey to win a race after death.
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  17. In the early years of the 20th century, horses were causing so much pollution with their poop that cars were seen as the "green" alternative.
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  18. California banned the sale of horse meat for human consumption in 1998.
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  19. A horse's hoof is technically a single toe, so horses run on their toes.
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  20. Riding a horse while intoxicated is considered a traffic offense in Colorado, U.S.
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  21. Darwin suggested the appendix may have been used for digesting leaves. This theory is supported by koala and horse appendixes which do just that.
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  22. The horses in Olympic equestrian events have their own passports and fly business class.
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  23. Horses can be trained to use symbols in order to tell humans what they want, a study found.
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  24. Horse-eating is called Hippophagy.
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  25. Horses killed more people in Australia from 2000 to 2013 than all venomous animals combined.
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  26. Avocados are toxic
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  27. There's a monument to honour the almost 1 million Allied horses who died during WW1.
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