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  • Approximately 7.5 percent of all office documents get lost.
  • A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
  • A 4-month-old fetus will become startled and turn away if a light is flashed on the mother’s abdomen.
  • A person infected with the SARS virus has a 95 to 98 percent chance of recovery.
  • A meteor has only destroyed one satellite – the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.
  • A person uses about 57 sheets of toilet paper each day.
  • More than 11,000 people have visited a tortilla chip in New Mexico that appears to have the face of Jesus Christ burned into it.
  • Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls were sold in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal.
  • An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
  • 98 percent of houses in the United States have at least one television set.
  • 7-Eleven is the largest retail chain on the planet.
  • Bill Gates started to program computers at age 13.
  • Bamboo plants can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
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