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  • An early form of ketchup was sold as medicine in the 19th century.
  • French fries were invented in Belgium.
  • It would be possible to build 60 average-sized homes from one giant redwood tree.
  • Short pants weren’t part of tennis attire until about 1940.
  • More words in the English language begin with “”s”” than any other letter.
  • Shakespeare was born in 1564, the same year that Michelangelo died.
  • More than 70 percent of the water in U.S. homes is used in the bathroom.
  • The average human brain is 80 percent water.
  • There are at least 100,000 chemical reactions going on in a human being every second.
  • Beer was often served with breakfast in medieval England.
  • The subatomic particles known as quarks were named after a line in James Joyce’s “”Finnegans Wake.””
  • There are now said to be more Samoans in Los Angeles than in American Samoa.
  • New Zealand is the only country that contains every type of climate in the world.
  • Afghan dogs are said to be the world’s dumbest dogs.
  • Sen. Bob Dole once said, “”The Internet is a great way to get on the ‘net.””
  • Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving used spoons, knives and their fingers as eating utensils (forks weren’t in fashion at the time).
  • Both the Beach Boys and Guns ‘N’ Roses recorded songs written by Charles Manson.
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