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    Fast Facts

    • The radioactive substance Americanum-241 is used in many smoke detectors.
  • The film “”The Junkman”” (1982) has the most destructive car chase scene ever filmed, with 150 cars destroyed.
  • Red is the most popular car color in the world.
  • Lebanon is the only country in the Middle East without a desert.
  • In the 19th century, India imported ice harvested from ponds in the United States.
  • Most people can tell if a piece of clothing was worn by a man or woman simply by smelling it.
  • The U.S. receives more than 85 percent of all Canadian exports.
  • Third graders with TV sets in their bedrooms score lower on standardized tests while students with computers in their rooms score better.
  • George Washington was the first and only
    president elected by a unanimous electoral vote.
  • Wind speeds on Neptune can reach speeds of 1,500 mph.
  • In Sarasota, Florida, it’s illegal to wear a swimsuit while singing in a public place.
  • Nearly 1,000 people a year die as a direct result of volcanic activity.
  • Lightning is more likely to strike the same place twice than a new place once.
  • On an average day, the president of the United States receives 20,000 letters.
  • A newborn baby’s heart beats twice as fast as an adult’s.
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