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  • A pound of lemons contains more sugar than a pound of strawberries.
  • Prince Andrew once referred to journalists as “”presstitutes.””
  • Minus-40 degrees Celsius is the same as minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • “”Stewardesses”” is the longest word in the English language that can be typed if you fix your left hand to the “”asdf”” keys.
  • At General Motors, the cost of health care for employees now exceeds the cost of steel.
  • In 1998, more fast-food employees than police officers were murdered on the job.
  • A flamingo can eat only when its head is upside down.
  • Life expectancy for Russian men has gone down over the past 40 years. A Russian male born today can expect to live an average of 58 years.
  • Clans long ago that wanted to get rid of unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down – the origin of the expression “”to get fired.””
  • The elephant is the only animal with four knees.
  • Mars will likely have a ring around it in 50 million years.
  • “”Goodbye”” came from “”God bye,”” which came from “”God be with you.””
  • Calvin Coolidge is the only U.S. president who was born on the Fourth of July.
  • The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company on Dec. 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh.
  • Skin temperature does not go much above 95 degrees Fahrenheit even on the hottest day.
  • Shakespeare coined the word “”bump.””
  • The most remote island in the word is Tristan da Cunha, which is above the sub-Antarctic zone.
  • Queen Victoria once said of a suffragette: “”She ought to get a good whipping.””
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