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    Fast Facts

    Talk is cheap compared to what it once was. In 1915, a telephone call from New York to San Francisco cost $20.70 for the first three minutes.

    The delicious apple was originally known as the hawkeye.

    A cow’s sweat glands are in its nose.

    The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

    The 140 members of the Lodi Diving School in California played a marathon Monopoly match in 1976 for 1,008 consecutive hours ð- underwater.

    Six people can feast on one scrambled ostrich egg.

    The dot over the letter “”i”” is called a tittle.

    After Custer’s Last Stand, Sioux Indian leader Chief Sitting Bull became an entertainer and toured the country with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show.

    Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite.

    Ronald Reagan won the University of Southern California’s Division of Fine Arts poll on the man with the “”most nearly perfect”” figure in 1949.

    The words loosen and unloosen mean the same thing.

    According to the National Safety Council, the object most often choked on by Americans is the toothpick.

    Almost half the bones in your body are in your hands and feet.

    Droplets of moisture from a sneeze can travel as far as 12 feet and as fast as 100 mph.

    Most of the books you own will disintegrate within the next 50 years unless they are printed on acid-proof stock.

    Dirty snow melts faster than white snow because it’s darker and absorbs more heat.

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