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  • Americans spend an average of six months waiting at red lights.
  • “”Dreamt”” is the only English word that ends in the letters “”mt.””
  • The Statue of Liberty is the largest hammered copper statue in the world.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • “”Lollipop”” is the longest word that can be typed with the right hand fixed to the “”j-k-l-;”” keys.
  • An atomic clock is accurate to within one second in 1.7 million years.
  • The number of television sets in America is larger than the number of people in Great Britain.
  • The names of all the continents end with the letter they start with (not counting “”North”” and “”South””).
  • MasterCard was originally called MasterCharge.
  • No mountains on Earth are higher than 15,000 meters.
  • Picasso’s first word was lápiz, Spanish for “”pencil.””
  • James Bond is commonly associated with the 1960s and after, but he made his debut in 1952, in Ian Fleming’s novel “”Casino Royale.””
  • The roads on the island of Guam are made of coral. This is because the ground coral sand of the beaches is used to mix concrete there instead of importing regular sand from thousands of miles away.
  • The par for the world’s longest golf hole – the 909-yard seventh hole on Japan’s Sano golf course – is seven.
  • Germany has a beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcohol content is lower than that of normal beer.
  • St. Paul, Minn., was originally called Pig’s Eye, after a man who ran a saloon there.
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