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    • In medieval Japan, dentists extracted teeth with their hands.
  • The odds of being killed by a bolt of lightning are about the same as those of being killed by falling out of bed.
  • Horses can breathe only through their nostrils.
  • Roughly three-quarters of the universe is nothing more than hydrogen. Helium composes most of the remaining matter, as less than 1 percent is made up of all the other naturally occurring elements.
  • Sigmund Freud charged the equivalent of $8.10 an hour for his therapy sessions.
  • Ancient Rome had a rent-a-chariot business.
  • The water in our bodies has the same saltiness as the sea.
  • The word “”sermon”” does not appear in the Bible.
  • A mouse reaches sexual maturity in roughly 35 days.
  • It takes 500,000 years for plutonium-239 (used in nuclear weapons and reactors) to become harmless.
  • According to anthropologists, witch doctor is the world’s oldest profession.
  • Americans consume more than 20 pounds of candy per person per year.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte was afraid of cats.
  • Freud smoked 20 cigars a day.
  • Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare have no living descendants.
  • Sheep snore.
  • The Statue of Liberty is patented.
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