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    • The big “”M”” on McDonald’s signs in Paris is the only one in the world that is white, rather than yellow; it was thought that yellow was too tacky.
  • Seals can sleep underwater and surface for air without even waking.
  • The only continent without snakes or other reptiles is Antarctica.
  • A hockey puck is 1 inch thick.
  • Howard Hughes once made half a billion dollars in one day. In 1966, he received a bank draft of $546,549,171 in return for his 75 percent holdings in TWA.
  • The Toltecs, seventh-century native Mexicans, went to battle with wooden swords so as not to kill their enemies.
  • The first aerial photograph was taken from a balloon during the Civil War.
  • The hula hoop was the best-selling toy in 1957.
  • Scientific researchers say promiscuous species of monkeys appear to have stronger immune systems than less sexually active ones.
  • The percentage of women who wash their hands after using a toilet is 80 percent.
  • The percentage of men who wash their hands after using a toilet is 55 percent.

  • In medieval England, beer was often served with breakfast.
  • If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
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