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    Fast Facts

  • The eastern grey kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world. It may reach 200 pounds in weight and eight feet in height.
  • Devon is the only county in Great Britain to have two coasts.
  • Prince Charles once threw the moderator of the Church of Scotland into a fountain at Balmoral.
  • Wild rice is not rice but a coarse annual grass that grows in shallow water or marshland.
  • Boxing champion Rocky Marciano nicknamed his deadly right hand “”Suzi-Q.””
  • In making bourbon whiskey, 51 percent of the grain used must be corn.
  • The herring is the most widely eaten fish in the world.
  • Tic Tacs contain carnauba wax, an ingredient found in many car polishes.
  • Sterling silver must be made with 92.5 percent silver and the rest copper. Fine silver is even more pure, 99.9 percent silver, but is generally too soft to be used in jewelry.
  • Denim jeans weren’t commonly referred to as “”jeans”” until the 1960s. Before that, they were known as “”waist overalls,”” “”dungarees”” or just “”work pants.””
  • The word “”salary”” comes from the Latin salarium, meaning a payment made in salt.
  • In large quantities, chocolate, onions, grapes and raisins can be poisonous to dogs.
  • The “”Felix the Cat”” TV show popularized the use of the name “”Poindexter”” as a general term for “”egghead.””
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