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    • In 1946, the first TV toy commercial aired. It was for Mr. Potato Head.
  • In Italy, it is illegal to make coffins out of anything except nutshells or wood.
  • During conscription for World War II, there were nine documented cases of men with three testicles.
  • Children in the Chinook Indian tribe were strapped between two boards from head to toe so they would have fashionably flat skulls.
  • The Nobel Prize was first awarded in 1901. It resulted from a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence – he invented dynamite.
  • In Calcutta, India, 79 percent of the population lives in one-room houses.
  • Pope Adrian VI died after a fly got stuck in his throat as he was drinking from a water fountain.
  • Boxing is the most popular sport to create a film about.
  • The billionth digit of pi is 9.
  • A large, flawless emerald is worth more than a similarly large flawless diamond.
  • A standard grave measures 7 feet 8 inches long by 3 feet 2 inches wide by 6 feet deep.
  • The male house wren builds several nests as part of his courtship ritual. After the nests are completed, his potential bride looks them all over and then selects one as her preferred choice for the laying of her eggs.
  • Surviving all dangers, a wild cobra may live up to 20 years.
  • Most fatal car accidents happen on a Saturday.
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