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  • No verse in the Bible contains all 26 letters of the alphabet.
  • America, Cream and Kiss are not only bands who hit the Billboard chart; they’re also the titles of Prince songs that reached the Hot 100.
  • The last time Queen Elizabeth II was obliged to perform a curtsy was at the foot of the coffin of her father, George VI.
  • The longest carrot whose length was verified measured nearly 17 feet.
  • The rooster on boxes of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes is named Cornelius.
  • “”Jingle Bells”” was written as a tribute to the winter sport of sleigh racing. Composer James Pierpont had originally titled his song “”The One-Horse Open Sleigh.””
  • Canadians drink more coffee per-capita than any other nation on Earth.
  • The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged geometrically into 16 rows.
  • The Caesar salad is attributed to Caesar Cardini, a restauranteur in Tijuana, Mexico, who created the unusual mix of greens when he was running low on ingredients and used what was left in his refrigerator.
  • The two-point conversion is the newest scoring option in college football; it debuted in 1958.
  • People blink their eyes about five million times annually.
  • Diamonds were not a standard part of the engagement ring until De-Beers launched an aggressive advertising campaign in 1939.
  • Japanese video game company Nintendo, founded in 1898, was originally a manufacturer of playing cards.
  • The average American household subscribes to or purchases six different magazines a year.
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