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    Fast Facts

    • King Louis XIV owned 413 beds.
  • Bark of the giant sequoia tree can be up to 2 feet thick.
  • There are 364 gifts in “”The Twelve Days of Christmas.””
  • The first song ever sung in space was “”Happy Birthday to You,”” which was performed by Apollo 9 astronauts on March 8, 1969.
  • On an average day Canada
    imports 822 hockey sticks from Russia.
  • In 2002 runner Tom Johnson ran an 80-kilometer race (about 50 miles) against a horse – and beat it by 10 seconds.
  • There were 30 more countries in 2005 than in 1990.
  • Rain contains vitamin B12.
  • It’s about 10 times easier to shoot a hole-in-one while golfing than it is to score a perfect 300 game while bowling.
  • Diamonds will not dissolve in acid.
  • Each year insects eat 1/3 of the world’s food crops.
  • If all the Slinkys ever made were lined up, they would wrap around the world 126 times.
  • In the 1940s the Bich pen was changed to Bic. The company feared Americans would pronounce it as “”bitch.””
  • Benjamin Franklin was America’s first newspaper cartoonist.
  • Hummingbirds fly 60 miles per hour.
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