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  • In Idaho, a citizen is forbidden by law to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
  • One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930s lobbied against hemp farmers – they saw hemp as competition. It is not chemically addictive, as are nicotine, alcohol and caffeine.
  • Reindeer like to eat bananas.
  • The first computer ever made was called ENIAC. A silicon chip one-quarter inch square has the capacity of the original 1949 ENIAC, which occupied a city block.
  • A group of finches is called a charm
  • You are more likely to lose your hearing than any other of the other sense if you are hit by lightning.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family. They are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world.
  • During the chariot scene in “”Ben-Hur,”” a small red car can be seen in the distance.
  • When John Lennon divorced Julian Lennon’s mother, Paul McCartney composed “”Hey Jude”” to cheer up Julian.
  • Elizabeth I suffered from anthophobia – a fear of roses.
  • A rodent’s teeth never stop growing. They are worn down by the animal’s constant gnawing on bark, leaves and other vegetables.
  • One in every four Americans has appeared on television.
  • On some mummies that have been unwrapped, the total length of the bandages has been about 1.5 miles.
  • Michael Jordan shaves his head on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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