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  • St. John’s Wood is the only station of the London Underground that does not contain any letters in the word “”mackerel.””
  • If you start spelling out numbers, you would have to wait until you got to “”one thousand”” before you found one with the letter “”a”” in it.
  • The seven virtues are justice, fortitude, prudence, temperance, faith, hope and charity.
  • The only novel to top the bestseller’s list for two consecutive years – 1972 and 1973 – was Richard Bach’s “”Jonathan Livingston Seagull.””
  • The discus throw is the only track and field event for which a world record has never been set in Olympic competition.
  • Woodrow Wilson is the most recent president portrayed on a paper bill.
  • Singapore is the only country in the world with only one train station.
  • A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
  • No word in the English language rhymes with “”month,”” “”orange,”” “”silver”” or “”purple.””
  • Some Malaysians protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
  • A hailstone containing a carp once fell in Essen, Germany.
  • King James II of Scotland banned golf in 1457 because he said it distracted men from archery practice needed for national defense.
  • Sixteen years and two months is the average age for the loss of female virginity in the United States.
  • Twelve percent of people start their Christmas shopping with the January sales.
  • In Venice, Italy, all gondolas must be painted black unless they belong to a senior official.
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