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    Fast Facts

    • T.D. Rockwell had his name and address tattooed on his body in 27 different languages, including Morse code, shorthand and semaphore.
  • The first canned foods appeared in 1810, but the can opener wasn’t invented
    until 1858.
  • Flying fish “”fly”” 40 mph.
  • One cubic yard of air weighs about two pounds.
  • The earth spins 1,000 mph faster at the equator than at the poles.
  • More people die playing golf than any other sport. The leading causes of golf-related deaths are heart attack and stroke.
  • A child laughs about 400 times a day. Adults laugh about 15 times.
  • Plants native to the Arctic Circle don’t have thorns.
  • Experts say the average person spends 30 years mad at a family member.
  • Forty percent of batteries are bought during the Christmas season.
  • Dave Pearson holds the record for clearing all 15 balls from a standard pool table in 26.5 seconds at Peppers Bar and Grill in Windsor, Ontario, in 1997.
  • Wood frogs freeze solid in the winter and thaw back to life in the spring.
  • Mick Jagger had the emerald filling on his front tooth replaced with a diamond because people kept telling him he had spinach in his teeth.
  • On average, Americans spend two years of their lives waiting for meals to be served.
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