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    Fast Facts

    • An estimated 880,000 credit cards in circulation will turn out to have incorrect cardholder information on their magnetic strip.
  • In high school, Robin Williams was voted the least likely to succeed.
  • Every time Beethoven sat down to write music, he poured ice water over his head.
  • After the “”Popeye”” comic strip started in 1931, spinach consumption went up by 33 percent in the United States.
  • Peanuts are cholesterol-free. They are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
  • Tomb robbers believed that knocking off Egyptian sarcophagi’s noses would stall curses.
  • The queen (or more precisely the Royal Household) owns all swans in England. The post of Royal Swankeeper is a post that has been around since 1215, and he and his staff are responsible for keeping accurate statistics about the number and whereabouts of the royal swans.
  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America by Charles Jung in 1918.
  • The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, which was used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
  • The Netherlands and the United States both have anthems that do not mention their countries’ names.
  • Male cockatoos can be taught to speak, but females can only chirp and sing.
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