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  • William Howard Taft is the only U.S. president who also served as chief justice of the Supreme Court.
  • Very tall buildings naturally lean toward the course of the sun.
  • The actual title of the famous 1872 painting known as “”Whistler’s Mother”” is “”Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1.””
  • “”The Grand Ole Opry”” is the longest-running radio show in the United States.
  • The elephant and donkey symbols for the Republican and Democratic parties were created by cartoonist Thomas Nast.
  • There is a town named Santa Claus in Indiana.
  • There is a monument to the seagull in Salt Lake City. Seagulls are credited with saving the crops from crickets in 1848.
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
  • Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
  • The Hudson River, which runs alongside Manhattan, can run in either direction depending on the tide.
  • False eyelashes were invented so they could be used in D.W. Griffith’s 1916 silent film classic “”Intolerance.””
  • Michael Jackson owns the rights to South Carolina’s state anthem.
  • Robin Hood’s friend Little John was really named John Little.
  • The full medical description of a black eye is “”bilateral periorbital haematoma.””
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