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  • Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots.
  • “”The Sears Roebuck Catalogue”” was voted Americans’ second-favorite book in 1900. Their favorite was the Bible.
  • If you fear getting your hair cut, you are tonsurphobic.
  • The British billion means one-million million as opposed to one-thousand million, the American billion.
  • “”The Flintstones”” characters all had three toes and four fingers.
  • In pop royalty, the King is Elvis Presley, the Queen of Blues is Dinah Washington, the Queen of Disco is Donna Summer, the Queen of Soul is Aretha Franklin, The King of Swing is Benny Goodman and the King of the Cowboys is Roy Rogers.
  • The 1952 film “”Scaramouche”” owns the record for the longest swordfight, at six and a half minutes.
  • Franklin Pierce said “”I promise”” during his inauguration. He was the only U.S. president to not say “”I swear.””
  • Jesse James Jr. was the first actor to play outlaw Jesse James.
  • Paul McCartney’s mother was a midwife.
  • The mother of The Monkees’ Mike Nesmith invented Liquid Paper.
  • Elton John’s uncle was a professional soccer player.
  • The world’s pig population is approximately 857,100,000.
  • Princess Diana was the first royal bride not to use the word “”obey”” in her marriage vows.
  • Under a movie censorship code effective from 1934-1968, a screen kiss could last only 30 seconds before being labeled “”indecent.””
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