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    Fast Facts

    ? The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.

    ? The Motown female group The Supremes, which dominated the pop charts in the 1960s, was originally called The Primettes.

    ? The partridge berry is a botanical Siamese twin. Each berry develops from two flowers.

    ? At last count there were about 226,000 trees in New York City’s Central Park.

    ? The surface area of the Earth is 197,000,000 square miles.

    ? The Dominican Republic was called Santo Domingo when it first gained independence.

    ? Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

    ? Only one satellite has ever been destroyed by a meteor: the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.

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