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    • In Turkey in the 16th and 17th centuries, anyone caught drinking coffee was put to death.
  • The word “”diastima”” refers to having a gap between your teeth.
  • The word “”checkmate”” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “”shah mat””, which means “”the king is dead.””
  • Thomas Edison had a collection of more than 5,000 birds.
  • Shredded Wheat was the first cereal to come in a box.
  • Peanut butter soup was one of the most popular soups in 1929.
  • Elephants breathe 12 times a minute.
  • More than 2.2 million Americans play the accordion.
  • There are 158 verses in the Greek national anthem.
  • The United States is first in the world in gun ownership per capita. Finland is second.
  • The day Judy Garland died, a tornado touched down in Kansas.
  • Norway consumes more Mexican food than any other European nation.
  • The battle of Waterloo wasn’t fought in Waterloo. It was fought about two kilometers from Waterloo.
  • By the time you finish reading this, the Earth will have traveled almost 100 miles through space.
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