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    • Roger Ebert is the only film critic to have ever won the Pulitzer Prize.
  • At the height of inflation in Germany in the early 1920s, approximately $2 were equal to a quintillion German marks.
  • Attila the Hun was a dwarf. Pepin the Short, Aesop, Gregory the Tours, Charles III of Naples and the Pasha Hussain were all shorter than 3 1/2 feet tall.
  • The Pentagon in Arlington, Va., has five sides, five stories and five acres in the middle.
  • A cesium atom in an atomic clock beats 9,192,631,770 times a second.
  • It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all the stomach contents and then swallows the stomach back down.
  • Male bees will try to attract sex partners with orchid fragrance.
  • In Japan, 20 percent of all publications sold are comic books.
  • Two-thirds of Portugal was owned by the church in the early 18th century.
  • McDonald’s in New Zealand serves apricot pies instead of cherry ones.
  • “”The Lion King”” is the top-grossing Disney movie of all time, with a domestic gross intake of $312 million.
  • Ice Cube’s real name is O’Shea Jackson.
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