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    Pierre Michelin, son of one of the inventors of super-safe Michelin tires, died in a car accident.

    Fish can get seasick.

    P.J. Tierney, father of the modern diner, died of indigestion in 1917 after eating at a diner.

    Kentucky citizens are required by state law to bathe at least once a year.

    If you live an average lifespan, you’ll spend about a year on the toilet.

    Alaska has more outhouses than any other state.

    Composer Irving Berlin is the only Academy Award presenter to give an Oscar to himself.

    By the year 2050 the elderly will outnumber the young for the first time in the U.S.

    The ancient Greeks played cards. In those days aces were known as “”dogs.””

    There are 635,013,559,599 possible hands in a game of bridge.

    There is one slot machine in Las Vegas for every eight inhabitants.

    In the Middle Ages having ants in your house was a sign of good luck.

    If a man’s tie is too tight, his vision gets worse.

    In skywriting, the average letter is nearly two miles high.

    The average office chair with wheels will travel eight miles in a year.

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