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    Fast Facts

  • The French word for walkie-talkie is “”talkie-walkie.””
  • American Indians spoke more than 133 languages.
  • In England a cat is sometimes called a “”moggy.”” Noses are “”conks.””
  • Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, even though it does not border the ocean.
  • Tennessee got its name in 1796. Before then, it was known as Franklin.
  • Pound for pound, oysters have 20 times as much cholesterol as eggs.
  • The darker green a vegetable is, the more vitamin C it contains.
  • The older you get, the slower your hair grows.
  • Aspirin has never been approved by the FDA. It has never been rejected, either.
  • Crushed cockroaches, when applied to a stinging wound, are said to ease the pain.
  • Sixty-one percent of American students find school boring.
  • If you’re an average blinker, your eyes will be blinked shut for about 30 minutes today.
  • The most common name for male dogs and cats in the United States is Max.
  • Parisian law forbids spinning tops on sidewalks and staring at the mayor.
  • “”We Three Kings of Orient Are,”” which tells the Biblical story of Matthew 2:1-11, was written in 1857 by John Henry Hopkins as a Christmas present for his nieces and nephews.
  • Alabama’s waterways were once home to so many small reptiles that it became known as “”The Lizard State.””
  • The Pentagon cost $50 million to build.
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