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    Fast Facts

    • A cave man’s life span was only 18 years.
  • Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy.
  • Most monkeys are nearsighted.
  • An electric eel will short-circuit itself if it is put into salt water.
  • English is the only language to capitalize the first person singular, “”I.””
  • A duck frequently swims while sleeping.
  • According to an old English time unit, one moment is 1 1/2 minutes.
  • The average office chair on wheels travels about eight miles per year.
  • Because she wrote up to 14 hours a day, “”Little Women”” author Louisa May Alcott alternated writing with her right and left hand to avoid writer’s cramp.
  • The pound cake’s name comes from the pound of butter used to make it.
  • They say glass gets stronger the longer it stays under water, the only known substance to do so.
  • The shortest word in the English language that has all the vowels, including “”y,”” is facetiously.
  • Nuns live an average of 77 years and have the longest life span in the United States.
  • An elephant’s heart weighs about 45 pounds.
  • A wink takes one-tenth of a second.
  • Because of a reflex action, a rattlesnake can bite you up to half an hour after it’s dead.
  • Poet John Keats was only 26 when he died.
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