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  • The practice of exchanging presents at Christmas originated with the Romans.
  • The United States Golf Association was founded in 1894 as the governing body of golf in the United States.
  • In 1985, Mike Tyson started boxing professionally at age 18.
  • The anaconda, one of the world’s largest snakes, gives birth to its young instead of laying eggs.
  • Ancient Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the death of their cats.
  • After eating, the housefly regurgitates its food and eats it again.
  • Sea sponges are used in drugs for treating asthma and cancer.
  • Your statistical chance of being murdered is one in 20,000.
  • At the height of its power, in 400 B.C., the Greek city of Sparta had 25,000 citizens and 500,000 slaves.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is screeched.
  • The symbol on the pound key is called an anoctothorpe.
  • The McDonald’s at the Skydome in Toronto is the only one in the world that sells hot dogs.
  • According to author Douglas Adams, a salween is the faint taste of dishwashing liquid in a cup of fresh tea.
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