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  • Eating raw onions is good for unblocking a stuffed nose.
  • Twelve new golf holes are constructed every day.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey, not the eagle, to be the U.S. national bird.
  • While at Harvard University, Edward Kennedy was suspended for cheating on a Spanish exam.
  • A phonophobe fears noise.
  • There is a character named 5 in Charles Schulz’s “”Peanuts.”” His sisters are named 3 and 4.
  • Bookkeeper is the only word in the English language with three consecutive double letters.
  • Boxing is considered the easiest sport for gamblers to fix.
  • Flamingos are pink because they eat so much algae.
  • Walking catfish of Florida can stay out of water for 80 days.
  • Racehorses have been known to wear out new shoes in a single race.
  • Only 55 percent of Americans know that the sun is a star.
  • The Beatles were named after a motorcycle gang in the classic Marlon Brando film “”The Wild One.””
  • Nova Scotia is Latin for “”New Scotland.””
  • Grover Cleveland was a draft dodger.
  • The biggest-selling restaurant food is french fries.
  • Aristotle thought blood cooled the brain.
  • Onions get their distinctive smell by soaking up sulfur from the soil.
  • An American football has four seams.
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