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    Fast Facts

    • Iron nails cannot be used in oak because the acid in the wood corrodes them.
  • Sports Illustrated has the largest sports magazine circulation.
  • A typical double mattress contains as many as 2 million house dust mites.
  • Table salt is the only commodity that hasn’t risen dramatically in price in the last 150 years.
  • World heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney lectured on Shakespeare at Yale University later in his life.
  • The largest hamburger in the world weighed in at 5,520 pounds.
  • The characters of Bert and Ernie on “”Sesame Street”” were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “”It’s a Wonderful Life.””
  • Karaoke means “”empty orchestra”” in Japanese.
  • M&Ms stands for the last names of Forrest Mars Sr., the sweet maker, and his associate, Bruce Murrie. The candy was developed so soldiers could eat sweets without getting their fingers sticky.
  • A 200-year-old piece of Tibetan cheese was auctioned off for $1,513 in 1993.
  • The avocado has the most calories of any fruit.
  • The male seahorse, not the female, carries the embryo of the species. The female fills the male’s brooch pouch with eggs, which remain in the swollen sac for a gestation period of eight to 10 days.
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