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    • Everyone in the Middle Ages believed – as Aristotle had – that the heart was the seat of intelligence.
  • Only 4.7 percent of the United States is designated wilderness.
  • Florence, Italy, was the first city in Europe to have all of its streets paved.
  • The average person sheds about 40 pounds of dead skin in their lifetime.
  • Two years before his historic first flight, Wilbur Wright told friends, “”man won’t fly for 50 years.””
  • If your vehicle is over 42 feet long, you cannot drive it on U.S. public roads.
  • The E. coli bacteria has only one pair of chromosomes.
  • In 1924, a new Ford cost $265.
  • Tombstones were originally put over graves so the dead couldn’t escape.
  • About 90 percent of time capsules are never recovered.
  • The state capital of Texas has been moved 15 times.
  • Ancient Romans paid their taxes with honey.
  • The average caloric requirement for exisiting is between 1,000 and 1,500 per day.
  • A misodoctakleidist is someone who hates practicing the piano.
  • At last count, Minnesota had 99 lakes named Mud Lake.
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