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    • Pennsylvania was the first colony to legalize witchcraft.
  • About 36 percent of people who make a New Year’s resolution to diet and exercise break it by Jan. 31.
  • If you play a round of golf and then drink two average cocktails, you will have gained more calories than you burned.
  • Highest price ever paid for a movie prop: $275,000, for James Bond’s Aston Martin from “”Goldfinger.””
  • Charles Barkley entered the NBA with the nickname “”Round Mound of Rebound.””
  • Left-handed people are more likely to be on the extreme ends of the intelligence scale than the general population: A higher proportion of mentally disabled people and people with IQs over 140 are lefties.
  • In Germany, where the idea of the Tooth Fairy originated, the tooth was not placed under a pillow. Instead, it was put in a rat hole, because it was thought that the new tooth growing in would take on the “”dental quality”” of the animal that found it.
  • Ancient Roman banquet halls had “”vomitoriums”” so people could keep eating after they were full.
  • In the 13th century, Europeans baptized children with beer.
  • It takes three seconds for 475 lawsuits to be filed around the world.
  • There is no leading cause of death for people who live past age 100.
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