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  • In the summer, walnuts get a tan.
  • Pharaoh Ramses II died in 1225 B.C.E. At the time of his death, he had fathered 111 sons and 67 daughters.
  • It was decreed by law in the Roman Empire that all young maidens be fed rabbit meat because it would make them more beautiful and more willing.
  • Charles de Gaulle’s final words were “”It hurts.””
  • “”John has a long mustache”” was the coded signal used by the French Resistance in World War II to mobilize their forces after the Allies had landed on the Normandy beaches.
  • Two dogs were among the Titanic survivors.
  • During the American Revolution, many brides wore the color red instead of white, as a symbol of rebellion.
  • If a family had two or fewer servants in the United States in 1900, census takers recorded the family as lower middle class.
  • In 1900, the leading cause of death was diarrhea.
  • Russian I. M. Chisov survived a 21,980-foot plunge out of a plane with no parachute. He landed on the steep side of a snow-covered mountain.
  • Construction on the Leaning Tower of Pisa began on August 9, 1173. There are 296 steps to the top.
  • Angel Falls in Venezuela is nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.
  • The longest Hollywood kiss was from the 1941 film You’re in the Army Now; it lasted three minutes and three seconds.
  • The last word in the Bible is Amen.
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