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    Fast Facts: May 5

    • On the new $100 bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.

    • The Main Library at Indiana University sinks more than an inch every year because when it was built, engineers failed to take into account the weight of all the books that would occupy the building.

    • The sound of E.T. walking was made by squishing hands in jelly.


    • One in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.

    • A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away.

    • The word “”lethologica”” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.

    • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

    • Henry Ford produced the Model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.

    • Women are 37percent more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.

    • The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

    • Diet Coke was invented in 1982.

    • There are more than 1,700 references to gems and precious stones in the King James translation of the Bible.

    • When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food.

    • American car horns beep in the tone of F.

    • Turning a clock’s hands counterclockwise while setting it is not necessarily harmful. It is only damaging when the timepiece contains a chiming mechanism.

    • There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

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