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    Fast Facts: March 12

    •There are four cars and 11 light posts on the back of a $10 bill.

    •The earliest known legal text was written by Ur Nammu in 2100 B.C.

    •Forty percent of McDonald’s’ profits come from Happy Meals.

    •Some 160,000 people attempt suicide every year in France.

    •Ninety-nine percent of the solar system’s mass is concentrated in the Sun.

    •The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flushing toilet.

    •The first time movie audiences were treated to a flushing toilet was in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 release Psycho.

    •The oldest commercially marketed carbonated drink was Moxie, which became available in apothecaries as a medical tonic in 1876.

    •The average American eats 114,000 Tootsie Rolls in his lifetime.

    •Twenty-seven percent of U.S. male college students believe life is a meaningless existential hell.

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