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  • Shakespeare’s daughters were named Susanna and Judith.
  • Pac-Man was originally to be called Puck-Man. The obvious potential for vandalism of the name led the game company, Midway, to change it.
  • In 1899, the U.S. Patent Office declared that “”everything that can be invented has been invented.””
  • There were six Egyptian rulers named Cleopatra before the famous one.
  • Admiral Byrd, the famous polar explorer, had a dog named Igloo.
  • Niagara Falls stopped flowing for 30 hours on March 29, 1848, because of an ice jam blocking the Niagara River.
  • You can make a glass of apple cider with only three apples.
  • Basketball player Chuck Nevitt once said, “”My sister’s expecting a baby, and I don’t know if I’m going to be an uncle or an aunt.””
  • The phrase “”turning point”” comes from chariot racing. It was the place where a chariot turned at each end of the stadium.
  • The Vikings had a god of snowshoes named Ull.
  • More than 200 people in West Virginia returned their license plates to the Motor Vehicle Bureau because they began with the letters “”OJ.””
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