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  • Four is the only number in the English language in which the number of letters matches the value.
  • The film version of “”Oliver Twist”” had its name changed to “”Lost Child in Foggy City”” when it was shown in China.
  • The national flower of Greenland is the willow herb.
  • Horses race clockwise in England and counterclockwise in the United States.
  • Johnny Mathis dubbed Miss Piggy’s singing voice in “”The Muppet Movie.””
  • There are more than 600 billion possible bridge hands.
  • The largest apple pie ever baked was 40 feet by 23 feet.
  • The ancient Romans often paid their taxes in honey.
  • Eighty-three percent of people hit by lightning are men.
  • Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of where they grew up.
  • Seventy-eight percent of pets never travel with their owners.
  • Queen Elizabeth I had more than 2,000 dresses.
  • A human hair is 10,000 times thicker than the film of a soap bubble.
  • Two out of five women in the United States dye their hair.
  • The little lump of flesh just forward of the ear canal and immediately next to the temple is called a tragus.
  • The original version “”Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”” had the queen condemned to dance in red-hot iron shoes until she died. Disney changed it to have her falling off a cliff to her death.
  • As a child, author Beverly Cleary was put into the lowest reading circle in grade school.
  • The first practical dishwasher was invented by socialite Josephine Cochran in 1893. Her servants had become careless with her fine china, and she didn’t want to wash them herself.
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