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    Fast Facts

    • In her films, Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.
  • A blue whale’s heart is as big as a compact car.
  • In 1995, the Kellogg Company paid $2,400 to a man whose kitchen was damaged by a flaming Pop-Tart.
  • The moped is the vehicle with the best safety record in Europe.
  • Pound for pound, sheep out-eat cows seven to one.
  • There has never been a documented human death caused by piranhas.
  • In the next seven days, 800 Americans will be injured by their jewelry.
  • On August 30, 1995, Sean Shannon of Canada recited Hamlet’s “”To be or not to be”” soliloquy in 23.8 seconds – an average of 655 words per minute.
  • Shakespeare coined the terms, “”into thin air,”” “”one fell swoop”” and “”kill with kindness.””
  • The heaviest and longest dog ever recorded was an Old English mastiff named Zorba who weighed 343 pounds and, from nose to tail, measured 8 feet 3 inches.
  • Jellyfish are 99 percent water.
  • Too much caffeine can cause hand tremors, loss of coordination or appetite, insomnia and in extreme cases, trembling, nausea, heart palpitations and diarrhea.
  • John Wilkes Booth’s brother once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln’s son.
  • According to a Gallup poll, one in seven Americans can’t locate the United States on a map.
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