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    • The Chinese used to scatter firecrackers around the house as fire alarms.
  • The famous painting “”Whistler’s Mother”” was once bought from a pawn shop.
  • The Mongol emperor Genghis Khan’s original name was Temuji. He started out as a goat herder.
  • George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.
  • There are as many as 78 scenes in a single X-Files episode.
  • The first time the “”f-word”” was spoken in a movie was by Marianne Faithful in the 1968 film “”I’ll Never Forget What’s’isname.”” In Brian De Palma’s 1984 movie “”Scarface,”” the word is spoken 223 times – an average of once every 29 seconds.
  • Playing cards became the first paper currency of Canada in 1685, when the French
    governor used them to pay off war debts.
  • Some toothpaste contains antifreeze.
  • Forty-thousand Americans are injured by toilets every year.
  • The side of a hammer is called a cheek.
  • Mixing Sani-Flush and Comet cleaners has been known to cause explosions.
  • If a surgeon in ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
  • Tarantulas do not use muscles to move their legs. They control the amount of blood pumped into them to extend and retract their legs.
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