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    Fast Facts: May 3

    • 40 percent of McDonald’s Corporation’s profits come from the sales of Happy Meals.

    • Some 160,000 people attempt suicide every year in France.

    • 99 percent of the solar system’s mass is concentrated in the sun.

    • The oldest commercially-marketed carbonated drink was Moxie, which became available in apothecaries as a medical tonic in 1876.

    • The first time movie audiences were treated to a flushing toilet was in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 release, “”Psycho.””

    • The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flushing toilet.

    • The average American eats 114,000 Tootsie Rolls in his lifetime.

    • 27 percent of U.S. male college students believe life is a meaningless existential hell.

    • On the average, a normal person’s eye muscles move about 100,000 to 150,000 times in one day.

    • Most toilets flush in E flat.

    • The ancient Egyptians trained baboons to wait at their tables.

    • England is smaller than New England.

    • Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.

    • Elephants have been known to remain standing after they die.

    • Porcupines are excellent swimmers because their quills are hollow.

    • Some insects can live up to a year without their heads.

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