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The Statue of Liberty wears a size 879 shoe.
Four Japanese scientists measured the amount of friction between a shoe, a banana skin and the floor: it’s 0.07.
As late as 1850, most shoes were made on absolutely straight lasts, with no difference between the right and the left shoe.
The cheetah has “semi non-retractable” claws (almost like dog claws) that work like the cleats on a football shoe to give the cheetah a lot of traction when running. The pads of most cats’ paws are soft, but the cheetah’s pads are hard kind of like the rubber on a tire. This also helps them grip the ground when they are running so fast.