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    Fast Facts: Dec. 1

    Elvis was nearsighted. He owned $60,000 worth of prescription sunglasses when he died.


    On an average day, four people call Graceland and ask to speak to Elvis.


    According to Billboard magazine, the number one single of the 1950s was “”Don’t be Cruel”” by Elvis Presley.


    Elvis got a “”C”” in his eighth-grade music class.


    The lightest Elvis ever weighed as an adult was 170 pounds in 1960, following his discharge from the U.S. Army. He weighed the heaviest at the time of his death: 260 pounds.


    Elvis’ favorite amusement park ride was the bumper cars.


    The hit song “”Hound Dog”” was written in about 10 minutes.


    Elvis is the top-earning dead celebrity in the world. His estate took in $45 million in 2004.


    Graceland is the second-most visited house in America. The first is the White House.


    Seven percent of Americans believe Elvis is still alive.

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