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    Fast Facts

    ? In Greek culture, brides carry a lump of sugar in their wedding glove. It’s supposed to bring sweetness to their married life.

    ? In 1976, Rodrigo’s “”Guitar Concierto de Aranjuez,”” was No. 1 in the UK for only three hours because of a computer error.

    ? The Beatles performed its first concert in the United States in Carnegie Hall.

    ? The letters VVSOP on a cognac bottle stand for Very Very Superior Old Pale.

    ? The first man-made item to exceed the speed of sound is the bull whip, or leather whip. When the whip is snapped, the knotted end makes a crack or popping noise. It is actually causing a mini sonic boom as it exceeds the speed of sound.

    ? The shape of plant collenchyma cells and the shape of the bubbles in beer foam are the same: They are orthotetrachidecahedrons.

    ? The woman’s tongue of Zanzibar is a plant with pods full of seeds that rattle continuously.

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