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    Fast Facts

  • “”Able was I ere I saw Elba”” is a palindrome – a statement that reads the same backward as forward – written by Napoleon.
  • More than half of all the mushrooms cultivated in the United States are grown in Pennsylvania.
  • Charles Dickens wrote “”A Christmas Carol”” in only six weeks.
  • Neither horses nor rabbits can vomit.
  • President Kennedy’s wife, Jacqueline, had the recipe for daiquiris pinned to the wall of the White House kitchen. It was the couple’s favorite drink.
  • In Denmark, the Danish pastry is known as Vienna bread.
  • England first introduced sex education in schools in 1889.
  • A can of Spam is opened every four seconds.
  • Maine is the only state that borders only one other state.
  • The word “”monosyllable”” has five syllables.
  • Jockeys are strapped to their mounts with Velcro during camel races in Abu Dhabi.
  • The seven seas of the world are the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
  • Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
  • Mighty Mouse’s arch-nemesis was Oil Can Harry.
  • Woodrow Wilson is the only president buried in Washington’s National Cathedral.
  • One million bats make their home under the Congress Avenue bridge in Austin, Texas, every night.
  • McDonald’s restaurants in New Zealand serve apricot pies instead of cherry ones.
  • Forty-three percent of Americans regularly attend religious services.
  • Kate Smith was known as the “”First Lady of Radio.””
  • Alberta, Canada, has been completely free of rats since 1905.
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