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    • Slaves under the last emperors of China wore pigtails so they could be picked out quickly.
  • The Great Wall of China, which is more than 2,500 miles long, took more than 1,700 years to build. There is enough stone in the Great Wall to build an 8-foot wall encircling the globe at the equator.
  • The letter “”J”” does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of elements.
  • All four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are named after painters and/or sculptors, but Donatello does not come from the same time period as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.
  • Andrew Johnson was a self-educated tailor. He is the only president to make his own clothes and those of his cabinet.
  • The band Duran Duran got its name from a character in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie “”Barbarella.””
  • There are more species of fish than mammals, reptiles and birds combined.
  • Twenty years make up a vicennial period.
  • In 1968, a convention of beggars in Dacca, India, passed a resolution demanding that the minimum value of alms be fixed at 15 paisa (three cents).
  • Lab tests can detect traces of alcohol in urine six to 12 hours after a person has stopped drinking.
  • The Soviet Sukhoi-34 is the first strike fighter with a toilet in it.
  • At the turn of the previous millennium, Dublin, Ireland, had the largest slave market in the world. It was run by the Vikings.
  • The elephant is the only mammal that can’t jump.
  • An inch of snow falling evenly on one acre of ground is equivalent to about 2,715 gallons of water.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters’ theme song is “”Sweet Georgia Brown.””
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