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  • In Japan, Godzilla is called Gojira, a combination of the Japanese words for “”whale”” and “”gorilla.””
  • Despite his name, famous American historian Charles Beard was clean-shaven.
  • Lyndon Johnson had a special fountain installed in the Oval Office that dispensed only Fresca.
  • What do Mexico, Zambia, Kiribati, Fiji, Egypt and the Dominican Republic have in common? They all have birds on their flags.
  • Zugzwang is a situation in chess when all possible moves are to a player’s disadvantage.
  • In America, 69 percent of men and 57 percent of women drink beer.
  • Movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn’s real name was Samuel Goldfish.
  • Since 1600, 109 species and subspecies of bird have become extinct.
  • Robinson Crusoe was marooned on his deserted island for 24 years.
  • Pasta vermicelli means “”little worms.””
  • The letter “”w”” is the only letter in the alphabet with three syllables. No letter has two syllables.
  • The term “”maverick”” came from Texas rancher Sam Maverick, who refused to brand his calves.
  • One in every 300 births in the United States occurs in a vehicle.
  • Ninety percent of Irish women are unhappy with their legs.
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching television.
  • Never wash a wool sweater- the fibers will lock together, and the garment will shrink.
  • A Laforte fracture is a fracture of every facial bone.
  • The blood of an octopus is a pale blue-green.
  • Dogs like squeeze toys because they sound like animals in distress.
  • The single dot over the lower case letter “”i”” is called a tipple.
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