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  • The first police force was established in Paris in 1667.
  • John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • A group of officers is called a mess.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • Maine is the toothpick capital of the world.
  • Walt Disney originally envisioned Epcot as a “”city of the future”” where the employees of Walt Disney World would live, instead of a theme park they would visit. The plans were abandoned after his death in 1966.
  • The Chinese ideogram for trouble depicts two women living under one roof.
  • Film critic Pauline Kael was fired from McCall’s for panning “”The Sound of Music,”” calling the legendary musical “”the sugar-coated lie that people seem to want to eat.””
  • The expletive “”Holy Toledo”” is a reference to Toledo, Spain, which was a Christian cultural center in the Middle Ages.
  • Tarantulas cannot spin webs.
  • Hydrogen is the most common atom in the universe.
  • A golden razor removed from King Tut’s tomb was still sharp enough to be used.
  • The most popular ice-cream flavor is vanilla.
  • In 1916, an elephant was tried and hanged for murder in Erwin, Tennessee.
  • Americans eat approximately 20 billion pickles a year.
  • Mickey Mouse is known as “”Topolino”” in Italy.
  • The most used letter in the English alphabet is E. Q is the least used.
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