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    • The Saguaro Cactus, found in the southwestern United States, doesn’t grow branches until it is 75 years old.
  • Americans spend more than $5.4 billion on their pets each year.
  • The average life of a nuclear power plant is 40 years.
  • Ancient Sumerians thought the liver made blood and the heart was the center of thought.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  • In the early days of silent films, there was blatant thievery. Unscrupulous film companies would steal the film, re-shoot a scene or two, and release it as a new production. To combat this, the Biograph Company put the company’s trademark initials, AB, somewhere in every scene – on a door, a wall or a window.
  • Elvis never gave an encore.
  • Sheryl Crow’s two front teeth are fake. She knocked them out when she tripped onstage early in her career.
  • Michael Jackson is black.
  • Odds that a burglary in the United States will be solved: one in seven.
  • Italian artist Constantino Brumidi fell from the dome of the U.S. Capitol while painting a mural around the rim in 1879. He died four months later.
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