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  • At the age of 15 Lucille Ball was said to be “”too quiet and shy”” and therefore was thrown out of the New York Robert Minton-John Murray Anderson School of Drama.
  • Maisie Wilmar-Brown, the wardrobe mistress for the Agatha Christie play “”The Mousetrap,”” had to iron more than 36 miles of shirts.
  • Sylvester Stallone used to sweep lion cages at New York City’s Central Park Zoo.
  • Rain drops are actually rounded at the top and flat on the bottom, not teardrop-shaped.
  • It takes seven billion particles of fog to fill a teaspoon.
  • Men tend to get hiccups more often than women do.
  • Vinegar will melt pearls.
  • The billionth decimal digit of pi is nine.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa officially weighed 14,486 tons in 1908. In 1973 it officially weighed 14,200 tons.
  • The swine flu vaccine of 1976 caused more deaths than the illness it was intended to prevent.
  • The word “”pixel”” is a contraction of “”picture elements”” or “”picture cell.””
  • Egyptian brewers invented the straw to taste beer without removing the fermenting ingredients that floated on the top of a glass.
  • The average computer user blinks more than seven times a minute.
  • The compact disc is read from the inside to the outside, where records are read from the outside to the inside.
  • After you rub your eyes, the spots of light you see are called phosphenes.
  • Only 25 percent of babies are born the day the doctor or midwife originally predicts.
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