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  • Chefs started using onions five thousand years ago to spice up their cooking.
  • The largest apple pie ever baked was 40 feet by 23 feet.
  • In every deck of cards, the king of hearts is sticking his sword through his head. That’s why he’s often called the “”suicide king.””
  • Americans spend $1.5 billion every year on toothpaste.
  • The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.
  • The average woman’s handbag weighs 3-5 pounds.
  • Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
  • In Cleveland, it is illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.
  • In 290 B.C.E., Aristarchus was the first Greek astronomer to suggest that the sun was the center of the solar system.
  • When the Titanic sunk, it was carrying 7,500 pounds of ham.
  • In 1937, yeast sales reached $20 million a year in the United States.
  • Los Angeles’s full name is El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Prociuncula . It can be abbreviated to 6.3 percent of its size: L.A.
  • Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
  • The youngest pope was 11 years old.
  • A third of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
  • Baseball was the first sport to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
  • A full moon always rises at sunset.
  • The billionth digit of pi is nine.
  • The Boeing 737 jet is nicknamed “”Fat Albert.””
  • The longest kiss on record lasted 130 hours, 2 minutes.
  • The horns of a bighorn sheep can weigh 40 pounds.
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