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    • Since 1978, at least 37 people have died as a result of shaking vending machines in an attempt to get free merchandise. More than 100 have been injured.
  • Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
  • There were about 60 million bison when the Europeans landed in America. By the 1880s, all but 500 bison were killed. Today there are 350,000 bison in America.
  • It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7 percent of the world’s population is drunk.
  • A full moon is nine times brighter than a half-moon.
  • The U.S. government spent $277,000 on “”pickle research”” in 1993.
  • Worcestershire sauce is basically anchovy ketchup.
  • Four people played the character of Darth Vader: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did his voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face and a fourth person did his breathing.
  • Paul McCartney’s mother was a midwife.
  • The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma in an emergency.
  • Human birth control pills work on gorillas.
  • You should never eat a crayfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously.
  • When the divorce rate goes up in the United States, toymakers say the sale of toys also rises.
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