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    Fast Facts

    ? The world’s oldest active parliamentary body is the Icelandic Althing, which first met before the year 1000.

    ? There are 556 officially recognized American Indian tribes.

    ? The last time American Green Cards were actually green was 1964.

    ? America’s only statue of Charles Dickens graces Clark Park in Philadelphia, just off the University of Pennsylvania campus.

    ? It takes a week to make a jelly bean.

    ? People from Manchester, England are called Mancunians.

    ? The milk of a humpback whale is 54 percent fat.

    ? The two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are named Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.

    ? The national flower of Greenland is the Willow Herb.

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