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    • A surfer once sued another surfer for “”stealing his wave.”” The case was thrown out because the court was unable to put a price on “”pain and suffering”” endured by the surfer watching someone else ride “”his”” wave.
  • Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag.
  • Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
  • A fetus that is 4 months old will become startled and turn away if a light is flashed on the mother’s stomach.
  • Bugs Bunny was originally called “”Happy Rabbit.””
  • Actor John Ritter was the voice of Clifford from “”Clifford The Big Red Dog.””
  • In the United States, an average of 50 percent of a city’s land is paved for cars, which includes parking lots, driveways and roads.
  • A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at 4 weeks old.
  • In the 1985 Boise, Idaho, mayoral election, there were four write-in votes for Mr. Potato Head.
  • Alaska got its name from the Aleut word “”Alyeska,”” which means “”The Great Land.””
  • An orange cannot ripen after it’s picked.
  • The New York Stock Exchange started out as a coffee house.
  • Forty-one percent of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum of three times a day.
  • A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
  • A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds.
  • Eating 20 tart cherries can reduce a headache and other inflammatory pain.
  • Blood accounts for about 8 percent of a human’s body weight.
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