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    • One hundred sixty cars can drive side-by-side on the Monumental Axis in Brazil, the world’s widest road.
  • A single share of Coca-Cola stock purchased in 1919, when the company went public, would have been worth $92,500 in 1997.
  • Each year, 56 million people go to Major League baseball games.
  • A device invented as a primitive steam engine by the Greek engineer Hero, about the time of the birth of Christ, is used today as a rotating lawn sprinkler.
  • A baby baleen whale depends on its mother’s milk diet for at least six months.
  • A car is stolen every 30 seconds in the United States.
  • During your lifetime, you will eat 60,000 pounds of food – the weight of six elephants.
  • George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
  • Wilma Flintstone’s maiden name was Wilma Slaghoopal, and Betty Rubble’s was Betty Jean McBricker.
  • The words assassination and bump were invented by Shakespeare.
  • A flush toilet exists today that dates back to 2000 B.C.
  • In 1976, a Los Angeles secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50-pound rock. The ceremony was witnessed by more than 20 people.
  • Before the 1800s, there were no separately designed shoes for right and left feet.
  • In the Great Fire of London in 1666, half of London was burned down, but only six people were injured.
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