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  • After the great fire of Rome in 64 A.D., the emperor Nero ostensibly decided to lay the blame on Christians residing in the city of Rome. He gathered them together, crucified them, covered them in pitch and burned them. He walked around his gardens admiring the view.
  • The Civil War was the first war in which news from the front was published within hours of its occurrence.
  • On the new $100 bill, the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
  • Central Park opened in 1876. It is nearly twice the size of the entire country of Monaco.
  • The company Kodak is the largest user of silver.
  • A baby bat is called a pup.
  • Japan is the largest exporter of frogs’ legs.
  • Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice-cream sundae in Evanston, Ill., in 1875.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie’s measurements if she were life-size would be 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 33-18-31 1/2.
  • In Texas, it is illegal to put graffiti on someone else’s cow.
  • Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate army, remains the only person, to date, to have graduated from West Point military academy without a single demerit. He wore size 4 1/2 shoe.
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