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    Fast Facts: April 22

    • Hara kiri is an impolite way of saying the Japanese word “”seppuku”” which means, literally, “”belly splitting.””

    • Heroin was the brand name of morphine once marketed by Bayer.

    • Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.

    • Human birth control pills work on gorillas.

    • Human hair and fingernails do not continue to grow after death.

    • Hummingbirds can’t walk.

    • If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.

    • If the population of the Earth continued to increase at its present rate indefinitely, by 3530 A.D. the total mass of human flesh and blood would equal the mass of the Earth. By 6826 A.D. it would equal the mass of the known universe.

    • If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning before you will die of oxygen deprivation.

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