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    Fast Facts: March 11

    • Today’s average U.S. household contains more computer power than existed in the world before 1965.

    • The average desktop computer contains five to 10 times more computing power than was used to land a man on the moon.

    • The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian’s uncle. One day Margaret Herrick, librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, remarked that the statue looked like her uncle Oscar — the name stuck.

    • Anise is the scent on the artificial rabbit that is used in greyhound races.

    • Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music.

    • The onion is actually a lily.

    • Roses cut in the afternoon last longer than ones cut in the morning.

    • The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.

    • The embryos of tiger sharks fight each other while in their mother’s womb, the survivor being the baby shark that is born.

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