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  • The female American oyster lays an average of 500 million eggs per year. Usually, only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
  • Henry Ford believed in reincarnation and flatly stated that history is bunk.
  • Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them. A fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
  • Sixty percent of big-firm executives say the cover letter is as important as or more important than the resume itself when you’re looking for a new job.
  • Americans spend more than $360 million a year of golf balls.
  • Approximately 98 percent of software in China is pirated.
  • Herons have been observed to drop an insect on the water and then catch the fish that surfaces for the bug.
  • “”Skepticisms”” is the longest typed word that alternates hands.
  • Those condemned to death by the axe in medieval and Renaissance England were obliged to tip their executioner to ensure that he would complete the job in one blow. In some executions, notably that of Mary, Queen of Scots, it took 15 whacks of the blade before the head was severed.
  • In “”Fantasia,”” the sorcerer’s name is Yensid – “”Disney”” spelled backward.
  • When John Wilkes Booth leaped on to the stage after shooting President Lincoln, he tripped on the American flag.
  • The first man to distill bourbon whiskey was a Baptist preacher in 1789.
  • Jaguars are scared of dogs.
  • A temple in Sri Lanka is dedicated to one of the Buddha’s teeth.
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