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    Fast Facts

    • The harmonica is the world’s most popular instrument.
  • No president has been an only child.
  • The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is “”Live Free or Die.”” The license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.
  • The University of Alaska stretches across four time zones.
  • In 1500 B.C. in Egypt a shaved head was considered the ultimate in feminine beauty. Egyptian women removed every hair from their heads with special gold tweezers and polished their scalps to a high sheen with buffing cloths.
  • Bruce Willis’ real name is Walter.
  • Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises.
  • The earliest recorded case of a man giving up smoking was on April 5, 1679, when Johan Katsu, sheriff of Turku, Finland, wrote in his diary, “”I quit smoking tobacco.”” He died one month later.
  • Elephants communicate in sound waves below the lowest frequency humans can hear.
  • Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
  • According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
  • “”Bambi”” was originally published in German in 1929.
  • In every deck of cards, the king of hearts is sticking his sword through his head. That’s why he’s often called the suicide king.
  • Voodoo originated in Haiti.
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