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    • Gandhi took dance and music lessons in his late teens
  • The pores in your feet release about a quarter cup of sweat a day.
  • When the first McDonald’s opened in Des Plaines, Illinois, in 1955, the hamburgers cost $0.15 each. The first day’s take was $366.12.
  • If you draw a one-inch by one-inch square on your forehead, that square will probably be home to 8 million bacteria.
  • The automated baggage handler at the Chicago O’Hare Airport can sort 480 bags per minute.
  • A typical banana travels 4,000 miles before being eaten.
  • Leprosy is the first documented infection, initially described in Egypt in 1350 B.C.
  • One in four Americans isn’t sure if the earth travels around the sun or vice versa.
  • Insomnia is the No. 1 health complaint Americans report to doctors.
  • Mark Twain liked to say he only smoked once a day – “”all day long.””
  • It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
  • The first food eaten in space by an American was pureed applesauce from a tube.
  • In 1958, Crayola changed its “”Prussian blue”” to “”midnight blue”” in response to teacher recommendations that children could no longer relate to Prussian history.
  • A penguin with a six-inch stride can run as fast as an average man.
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