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  • The world’s one-minute rainfall record occurred on July 4, 1956, in Unionville, Ma., when 1.23 inches of rain fell in 60 seconds.
  • Giraffes can run up to 35 mph.
  • Heroin was once marketed as cough medicine.
  • Singer Cat Stevens’ first single was “”I Love My Dog.””
  • Every part of the hemlock plant is poisonous, including the seeds.
  • Ancient Egyptians would place their right hands on onions when swearing an oath.
  • The Queen Mother used to describe her clothes as “”my props.””
  • The mathematical problems “”twelve plus one”” and “”eleven plus two”” not only contain the same letters but also have the same solution (13).
  • Female gorillas go through menopause.
  • Nearly nine out of 10 Valentine’s Day cards are purchased by women.
  • Wyoming was the first state to allow women to vote.
  • Male seahorses, not females, become pregnant and give birth.
  • Queen Victoria was prescribed marijuana for menstrual cramps.
  • Hibbing, Minn., was the original home of the Greyhound bus line. There is currently no Greyhound stop there.
  • The design on the Partridge Family’s bus was based on one of the paintings of Piet Mondrian.
  • Paperback books were once made of cheap newsprint, so publishers stained the edges with color to conceal the quality of the paper.
  • Dr. Seuss’s “”Green Eggs and Ham”” uses only 50 unique words; he wrote the book on a bet.
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