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    • During his lifetime, Herman Melville’s timeless classic of the sea, “”Moby Dick,”” only sold 50 copies.
  • When the Titanic sank, there were 7,500 pounds of ham on it.
  • The first medical use of leeches dates back to approximately 2,500 years ago. The leech’s saliva contains a property that acts as an anticoagulant for human blood.
  • The typical laboratory mouse runs 5 miles per night on its treadmill.
  • Matt Groening, creator of “”The Simpsons,”” incorporated his initials into the drawing of Homer. M is the hair, and G is his ear.
  • In 1953, Marilyn Monroe appeared as the first Playboy centerfold.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • Vincent van Gogh decided to become an artist when he was 27 years old.
  • Before 1859, baseball umpires used to sit in rocking chairs behind home plate.
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