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    Fast Facts

    • The average caterpillar has 16 legs.
  • In ancient Rome, it was commonplace for a woman’s bath to have a tub filled with donkey milk and spiced with perfumed swan’s fat.
  • England’s Queen Anne (1665-1714) outlived all of her 17 children.
  • People take an average of seven minutes to fall asleep.
  • A fly’s taste buds are in its feet.
  • In 1944, Fidel Castro was voted Cuba’s best schoolboy athlete. A left-handed pitcher, Castro was later given a tryout by the Washington Senators but was turned down by the baseball club.
  • Official studies have found that right-handed people tend to scratch with their left hand and vice-versa.
  • A cat has a normal body temperature of 101.5 degrees. A dog’s temperature is 101 degrees.
  • An eyelash lives about five months.
  • The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish and Portuguese.
  • A U.S. government-backed study found that pigs can become alcoholics.
  • Surveys have concluded that the average person will use the bathroom six times during the average workday.
  • A telephone signal travels 100,000 miles per second.
  • The bee is the only insect that produces food that is eaten by man.
  • More than 50 percent of the time spent in U.S. courtrooms involves automobile cases.
  • The average American gets 410 pieces of mail a year.
  • A bee uses 22 muscles to sting someone.
  • Two of three Americans have hemorrhoids.
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