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  • The melody for “”Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”” was composed by Felix Mendelssohn in 1840 as part of a celebration commemorating the invention of the printing press.
  • Seventy-four percent of Americans say they make their beds every day. Five percent say they never do.
  • The largest lake in North America that’s not one of the Great Lakes is the Great Bear Lake, located in the Northwest Territories of Canada.
  • The holiday song played most often in malls in 2004 was “”Jingle Bells.””
  • Shakespeare coined the phrases “”green-eyed monster”” and “”milk of human kindness.””
  • Kayaking is a required subject in Greenland’s schools.
  • Karate was invented in India. It was not introduced to Japan until about 1917.
  • Crab-eating seals don’t eat crabs.
  • Nearly 8,000 children each year are poisoned by eating cigarette butts.
  • Winds of 50 mph cause the Statue of Liberty to sway as much as 3 inches. Its torch sways 5 inches.
  • Americans recycle more than 60 percent of their soft-drink containers.
  • A starfish doesn’t have a brain.
  • Nonsmokers dream more at night than smokers do.
  • The tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. The only bone not connected to another bone in the human body is in the throat, at the back of the tongue.
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