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    Fast Facts: April 28

    • If you add together all the numbers on a roulette wheel (1 to 36), it totals 666.

    • If you have three quarters, four dimes and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

    • In Albania, nodding the head means “”no”” and shaking the head means “”yes.””

    • The phrase “”a red letter day”” dates back to 1704, when holy days were marked in red letters in church calendars.

    • The pretzel is named from the Latin word “”brachiatus,”” meaning “”having branch-like arms.””

    • In the Middle English, the word “”minister”” meant “”lowly person.”” It was originally adopted as a term of humility for men of the church.

    • Levan, Utah, is “”navel”” spelled backwards. It is so named because it is in the middle of Utah.

    • The word “”checkmate”” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “”shah mat,”” which means “”the king is dead.””

    • The word “”dreamt”” is the only word in the English language that ends in “”mt.””

    • Honey is the only food that never spoils.

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