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  • M*A*S*H* stood for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
  • The expression “”What in tarnation?”” comes from the original phrase “”What in eternal damnation?””
  • Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels.
  • The color of a chili is no indication of its spiciness, but size usually is – the smaller the pepper, the hotter it is.
  • Ketchup originated in China.
  • In 1980, Namco released “”Pac-Man,”” the most popular video game (or arcade game) of all time. The original name was going to be Puck Man, but executives saw the potential for vandals to scratch out part of the P in the game’s marquee and labeling.
  • The 100 billionth crayon made by Crayola was Periwinkle Blue.
  • Celebrating Christmas was once illegal in England.
  • Ernest Vincent Wright wrote the 50,000-word novel “”Gatsby”” without any word containing the letter “”E.””
  • Spider silk is an extremely strong material, and its
    on-weight basis has been proved stronger than steel. Experts suggest that a pencil-thick strand of silk could stop a Boeing 747 in flight.
  • Film star Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana, according to U.S.
    genealogists.
  • The white suit that John Travolta wore in the film “”Saturday Night Fever”” was auctioned off for $145,500.
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