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    • In the United States, 48 million people receive their drinking water from private or household wells.
  • It is against the law to stare at the mayor in Paris.
  • There are 47 czars buried within the Kremlin.
  • Golfing great Ben Hogan’s famous reply when asked how to improve one’s game was, “”Hit the ball closer to the hole.””
  • The killer whale is not a whale but the largest member of the dolphin family.
  • Studies show that the breeds of dogs that bite the least are, in order: the golden retriever, Labrador retriever, Shetland sheepdog, Old English sheepdog and the Welsh terrier.
  • Armadillos can be housebroken.
  • Popeye is 5-foot-6. He has an anchor tattooed on his arm.
  • Chevrolet tried marketing a Chevrolet Nova in Spanish-speaking countries – it didn’t sell well because “”no va”” means “”doesn’t go”” in Spanish.
  • The most recent year that could be written upside down and right side up and appear the same was 1961. The next year this will be possible will be 6009.
  • Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
  • The Kentucky Fried Chicken slogan “”Finger-lickin’ good”” came out as “”Eat your fingers off”” in Chinese.
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