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    • A 60-minute cassette contains 565 feet of tape.
  • Daytime dramas are called soap operas because they were originally used to advertise soap powder. In the early days of American television, advertisers would write stories around the use of their soap powder.
  • Banks first used Scotch tape to mend torn currency during the Depression.
  • Three Mile Island is only 2.5 miles long.
  • The heat of peppers is rated on the Scoville scale.
  • The San Diego Zoo has the largest collection of animals in the world.
  • A rainbow can only occur when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.
  • The leech has 32 brains.
  • Elephants perform greeting ceremonies when a member of the group returns after a long time away. The welcoming animals spin around, flap their ears and trumpet.
  • The world record for carrying a milk bottle on your head is 24 miles.
  • Issac Newton dropped out of school when he was a teenager.
  • Benito Mussolini would ward off the evil eye by touching his testicles.
  • The Slinky is sold on every continent of the world except Antarctica. If you took a standard Slinky and stretched it out, it would measure 87 feet.
  • In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
  • A blind chameleon still changes color to match its environment.
  • In “”Psycho,”” Mrs. Bate’s dress was periwinkle blue.
  • People didn’t always say “”hello”” when they answered the phone. When the first regular phone service was established in 1878, people said “”ahoy.””
  • Charlie Brown’s father is a barber.
  • The first ever televised murder case aired Dec. 5 through 9, 1955.
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