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    Fast Facts

    • The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933.

  • The Kansas City Railroad used to stop their trains to allow the passengers to shoot at passing buffalo.
  • Eagles can live in captivity for up to 46 years.
  • A hamlet is a village without a church, and a town is not a city until it has a cathedral.
  • The most common set of initials for Superman’s friends and enemies is L.L.
  • When Einstein was inducted as an American, he attended the ceremony without socks.
  • Hulk Hogan’s real name is Terry Bollea.
  • The densest substance on Earth is the metal osmium.
  • Marie Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered radium, died on July 4, 1934, of radiation poisoning.
  • There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.
  • The albatross drinks sea water. It has a special desalinization apparatus that strains out and excretes all excess salt.
  • The electric organs in an electric eel make up four-fifths of its body.
  • About 811,000 faulty rolls of 35-millimeter film will be purchased this year.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
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