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    • Shredded Wheat was the first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal.
  • In 1829, two sisters in the U.S., Susan and Deborah, weighed 205 and 124 pounds although they were only 5 and 3 years old, respectively.
  • The Spanish Inquisition once condemned the entire Netherlands to death for heresy.
  • Worldwide, there are more statues of Joan of Arc than of anyone else. France alone has about 40,000 of them.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • Organized crime is estimated to account for 10 percent of the U.S.’ national income.
  • During a University of Nebraska Cornhuskers home football game, the stadium is the state’s third largest city.
  • Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the Mona Lisa’s lips. He could also write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
  • Princess Anne competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • “”Happy Birthday to You”” is the song most often sung in America.
  • Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney, whose mother he dated for some time. Walt Disney originally supplied the voice of Mickey Mouse.
  • The word kangaroo means “”I don’t know”” in the language of Australian Aborigines. When Captain Cook approached natives of the Endeavor River tribe to ask what the strange animal he spotted was, he got “”kangaroo”” for an answer.
  • You would have to count to 1,000 to use the letter “”A”” in the English language to spell a whole number.
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