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    • Fred Astaire’s dancing shoes were size 8. His feet were insured for $650,000.
  • The average speed of a golf ball in flight during the PGA Tour is 160 mph.
  • The longest earthworm ever found was 22 feet long.
  • When glass breaks, the cracks travel faster than 3,000 mph.
  • There are eight time zones in North America.
  • Coney Island isn’t an island but it used to be.
  • Sponges form 99 percent of all marine species.
  • A child just starting school knows about 6,000 words.
  • The city of Chicago has hosted more major national political conventions than any other U.S. city.
  • It’s not uncommon for a vampire bat to return to the same animal night after night, weakening and eventually killing its prey.
  • Armadillos can be housebroken.
  • The U.S. government approves 599 additives for use in the manufacture of cigarettes.
  • A tapeworm can grow to a length of 30 feet inside human intestines.
  • Onions are members of the lily family.
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