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    • Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, once pinned a sumo wrestler using only a single finger.
  • Potato chips are the best-selling snack food in the United States and Canada. In fact, of 100 people eating snack food, 70 of them are eating potato chips.
  • Two out of three times, it’s the woman who starts a flirtation.
  • Some 19th century chamber pots were decorated with portraits of popular enemies, such as Napoleon, on the inside.
  • Fifty percent of the magazines printed in the United States are never sold.
  • The right rear tire of your car will wear out before the other three.
  • The most crowded street corner in the United States is 59th and Lexington in New York City.
  • In 39 of 50 U.S. states, the travel industry is the largest single employer.
  • In 1969 the Russian Mi-12 became the largest helicopter ever flown. It could lift a payload of 231,485 pounds.
  • A woodpecker’s beak moves at a speed of 100 mph.
  • The longest underwater kiss on record was 2 minutes and 18 seconds.
  • The farthest distance a pumpkin has been hurled without the use of explosives is 3,718 feet.
  • The first American magazine was called “”The American Magazine.”” It debuted in 1741.
  • If you put 23 people in a room, there will be a 50 percent chance that two will share a birthday.
  • Alaska has the highest percentage of people who walk to work.
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