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  • Dynamite contains peanuts.
  • The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
  • The Wicked Witch of the West in “”The Wizard of Oz,”” Margaret Hamilton, used to be a kindergarten teacher.
  • If you take the Great Pyramid’s perimeter and divide it by twice its height, you get pi to the 15th place value.
  • An object must contain 92.5 percent of silver to be labeled sterling.
  • On average, one cubic mile of seawater will contain more than $11 million in silver and $117 million worth of gold.
  • Men’s hearts usually beat slower than women’s.
  • Before making it big, Sean Connery used to work as a coffin polisher.
  • Sarah Caldwell was the first woman to conduct the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1976.
  • For every minute, there are about 6,000 strikes of lightning.
  • Fingernails grow much faster than thumbnails.
  • It takes only seven pounds of pressure to take your ear off.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. Children develop them between the ages of 2 and 6.
  • An average of 60,000 people are airborne over the United States at any given moment.
  • More ATM machines are found at 7-Eleven convenience stores than anywhere else in the United States.
  • Bruce Lee had flat feet, which exempted him from American military service.
  • Americans each average about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually.
  • Red M&M’s were removed in 1976 and returned nine years later.
  • Shakespeare’s “”Macbeth”” contains the first “”knock-knock”” joke.
  • A duffle bag is so called because the thick wool originally used to make the bags came from the Belgian town of Duffel.
  • The difference between a nook and a cranny is that the nook is a corner and the cranny is a crack.
  • The State Department refers to elevators as “”vertical transportation units.””
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the only president not to use the word “”I”” in his inaugural address.
  • Queen Anne’s bowlegs inspired a furniture style.
  • Houdini actually trained his pet dog to escape from a miniature set of handcuffs.
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