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    Fast Facts

    • The end of a hammer, opposite the striking end, is called a peen.
  • The average mouse pad is 8.75 inches by 7.5 inches.
  • Mozart is buried in an unmarked pauper’s grave.
  • Tonsurphobia is fear of haircuts.
  • Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the first three “”Star Wars”” movies, was a hospital porter in London before starring as the Wookie.
  • Tom Cruise at one time wanted to be a priest.
  • While in Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate 85.
  • A group of owls is called a parliament.
  • Camel’s milk does not curdle.
  • The Bible is the number-one shoplifted book in America.
  • The average person speaks about 31,500 words per day.
  • A young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran, Jordan, in 1947.
  • Bacteria, the tiniest free-living cells, are so small that a single drop of liquid contains as many as 50 million of them.
  • Ice cream was originally made without sugar and eggs. Seaweed is one of the ingredients in some ice cream.
  • In the 1940s, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it “”bitch.””
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