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    • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
  • It was only after 440 C.E. that Dec. 25 was celebrated as the birth date of Jesus Christ.
  • The first formal rules for playing baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs.
  • Tweety used to be a baby bird without feathers until censors decided he looked naked.
  • It takes one 15- to 20-year-old tree to produce 700 paper grocery bags.
  • In the next seven days, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.
  • The Beatles featured two left-handed members: Paul, whom everyone saw holding his Hoffner bass left-handed, and Ringo, whose left-handedness is at least partially to blame for his “”original”” drumming style.
  • Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison were all 27 years old when they died.
  • There are 311,875,200 five-card possibilities in a 52-card deck of cards.
  • Reindeer’s milk has more fat than cow’s milk.
  • Abdul Kassamm Ismael, grand vizier of Persia in the 10th century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels trained to walk in alphabetical order.
  • Julius Caesar tried to beef up the population of Rome by offering rewards to couples who had many children.
  • A baby gray whale drinks enough milk to fill more than 2,000 bottles a day.
  • Darth Vader is the only officer in the Imperial Forces who doesn’t have a rank.
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