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    Fast Facts

    • A baseball catcher squats an average of 16 times an inning, not counting warm-ups.
  • The singular of the word scampi, as in shrimp, is scampo.
  • The reason beers steins had lids was to keep flies out.
  • All polar bears are lefties.
  • An undertaker was called “”doctor”” during the Civil War.
  • We throw rice at weddings, but the Romans threw wheat.
  • Until Thomas Edison suggested using “”Hello,”” most people answered their phones by saying “”Ahoy.””
  • If the headwind is greater than a plane’s maximum speed, the aircraft will fly backwards.
  • Dogsleds delivered mail in Alaska as late as 1963.
  • The average person sheds about 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
  • There are 570 miles of shoreline in New York City.
  • A male lion can wolf down 75 pounds of meat in one meal.
  • A baby whale is called a calf.
  • Telephone polls in Kenya and Uganda are higher than in other parts of the world because they have to allow for the height of giraffes.
  • An adult moth never eats.
  • No matter how low or high it flies, an airplane’s shadow appears the same size.
  • Ancient Arabians who bathed regularly were tax exempt.
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