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    Fast Facts

    • Fake Christmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1991.
  • The YKK that appears on some zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer.
  • China’s Beijing Duck Restaurant can seat 9,000 people at one time.
  • Houdini trained his dog to escape from a pair of miniature handcuffs.
  • Panama hats originally came from Ecuador.
  • In ancient China reflective pieces of polished brass were placed over doorknobs so evil spirits would scare themselves away.
  • A non-smoking bartender inhales the equivalent of 36 cigarettes during an eight-hour shift.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American marriage lasts 9.4 years.
  • The slang term for an emergency room patient who isn’t sick enough to justify being there is “”Gomer”” (get out of my emergency room).
  • The American Automobile Association (AAA) is the U.S. organization with the most members at 48 million.
  • The first stall in a public restroom is usually the cleanest. Seeking privacy, most people skip it.
  • Australia is considered the easiest continent to defend in the game Risk.
  • The Mona Lisa was completed in 1503. It was stolen from the Louvre on August 21, 1911, and recovered in 1913.
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