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    Fast Facts: Feb. 4

    • The verb “”cleave”” is the only English word with two synonyms that are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

    • When you blush, the lining of your stomach also turns red.

    • When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red.

    • The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was built in 1903 and used a tomato can for a carburator.

    • The lion that roars in the MGM logo was named Leo. He died in 1936 and his grave is in New Jersey.

    • Google gets its name from the word “”googol,”” which is 10^100, or 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

    • Switching the beginning letters in a word is called a spoonerism. For example, saying “”cop porn”” in stead of “”popcorn.””

    • It cost $7 million to build the Titanic and $200 million to make a film about it.

    • The attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples.

    • There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

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