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  • The NFL is the only one of the four major American pro sports leagues that has yet to place a man in Canada.
  • About one in four on-the-job fatalities occurs when the employee is operating a company automobile.
  • Rudolph Valentino was arrested for bigamy in 1922.
  • The first U.S. mint, in Philadelphia, used harnessed horses to power the machine that produced the coins.
  • Samuel L. Jackson was Bill Cosby’s stand-in on “”The Cosby Show.””
  • Harvard University was founded in 1636, just 16 years after the Mayflower reached the American shore.
  • Brain tissue cannot feel pain. When you have a headache, it’s usually due to a blood vessel or a nerve ending in the skull.
  • Agatha Christie plotted her detective stories while sitting in a bathtub eating apples.
  • Tiny Tim, in “”A Christmas Carol,”” was originally to be called either Little Larry or Puny Pete.
  • Rip van Winkle’s dog was named Victor.
  • Almonds are members of the peach family.
  • The seven Japanese gods of luck are Bishamon, Daikoku, Ebisu, Fukurokuju, Jurojin, Hotei and Benten.
  • In Italy it is illegal to make coffins out of anything except nutshells or wood.
  • Hawaii has only two snakes: a sea snake that is rarely seen and a blind snake that lives like an earthworm.
  • Four popes died while participating in sexual acts.
  • All five of George Foreman’s sons are named George.
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