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    Fast Facts

    • Squirrels may live 15 or 20 years in captivity, but their life span in the wild is often about one year. They fall prey to disease, malnutrition, predators, cars and humans.
  • John Quincy Adams took his last skinny dip in the Potomac on his 79th birthday.
  • Abraham Lincoln had a nervous breakdown in 1836.
  • Theodore Roosevelt was the first to announce to the world that Maxwell House coffee is “”good to the last drop.””
  • John Wayne’s real name was Marion Morrison.
  • Australia is considered the easiest
    continent to defend in the game Risk.
  • Of the six men who made up the Three Stooges over the years, only three of them were real brothers.
  • Every minute, 47 Bibles are sold or distributed throughout the world.
  • Eosophobia is the fear of dawn.
  • The phrase “”rule of thumb”” is derived from an old English law stating that you cannot beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • Sitcom characters rarely say goodbye when they hang up the phone.
  • Less than 2 percent of the water on Earth is fresh.
  • The nine of hearts playing card is
    considered the symbol of love.
  • 4,000 people are injured by teapots every year.
  • The national sport of Japan is sumo wrestling.
  • Frogs move faster than toads.
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