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  • Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis are cousins.
  • Put together, the world’s termites outweigh the world’s humans 10 to one.
  • Batman was introduced in Detective Comics No. 27 in 1939. He was originally referred to as “”The Batman.””
  • The Klondike Gold Rush kicked off at Bonanza Creek in 1897.
  • Pong, introduced in 1972, was the first video game.
  • South Carolina was named for King Charles II of England. The name “”Charles”” in Latin is Carolus.
  • Key West, Fla., is only 90 miles from Havana.
  • Jimmy Carter was the first 20th-century president to be born in a hospital.
  • Half the world’s population has seen at least one James Bond movie.
  • Canada is an Iroquois word that means “”big village.””
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle originally planned to name Sherlock Holmes Sherrington Holmes. Dr. Watson’s original name was Ormond Sacker.
  • Helen Keller was a Socialist.
  • The Ferris Wheel was first introduced at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
  • Mystic Seaport is in Connecticut.
  • Taser stands for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle. It was created by Arizona inventor Jack Cover in 1969 and named for Tom Swift, a fictional teenage inventor.
  • Long before Will Smith took on the role, boxer Muhammed Ali played himself in the 1977 film “”The Greatest.””
  • Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina state anthem.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
  • The highest-scoring three-letter word in Scrabble is “”zax””, which is a tool for cutting and trimming roof slate.
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