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    Fast Facts

    • Wild turkeys can run 30 mph and fly at speeds up to 55 mph.
  • When the movie “”The Wizard of Oz”” came out, it got bad reviews. The critics said it was stupid and uncreative.
  • Bears don’t hibernate in caves. They prefer hollow stumps or logs.
  • More collect calls are made on Father’s Day than on any other day of the year.
  • Play-Doh was used as a wallpaper cleaner before it became a toy.
  • Colonial governor John Winthrop introduced the table fork to America in 1620.
  • It’s possible to sneeze so hard you break your ribs.
  • In 1992, 2,421 people checked into U.S. emergency rooms with injuries involving house plants.
  • More than 50 percent of Americans get out of bed before 7 a.m.
  • Superglue is so strong that a single square-inch bond can lift a ton of weight.
  • The famous mime Marcel Marceau’s greatest-hits album consisted of 40 minutes of silence, followed by applause.
  • Sir Isaac Newton invented the swinging door … for the convenience of his cats.
  • The bite of a king cobra can kill a full-grown elephant in less than three hours.
  • In England in 1558, beards were taxed according to their length.
  • Americans, on average, stand about 14 inches apart when they converse. Russians stand about 10 inches apart.
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