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    Fast Facts: Feb. 24

    •A person takes an average of 16 breaths per minute.

    •The first income tax was levied in Great Britain to fund the wars against Napoleon.

    •The U.S. National Park Service manages over 16 million acres of wetlands.

    •The boots eaten by Charlie Chaplin in “”The Gold Rush”” (1925) were made of licorice.

    •Flamingos build their nests with mouthfuls of mud.

    •Bless you! In Italian, “”achoo”” is spelled ecci ecci.

    •Actor Gene Hackman lied about his age to get into the Marines at age 16 in 1946.

    •A century is about 50 million minutes long.

    •The average bra is designed to last for only 180 days of use.

    •If a chain letter were never broken, then within 15 cycles, the entire world would have read it.

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