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  • Starbuck, a Canadian bull who sired 200,000 dairy cows and an equal number of bulls in his life, earned an estimated $25 million before he died in 1998. After his death, his frozen semen was still selling for $250 a dose.
  • The slang word crap comes from Thomas Crapper, the man who invented the modern toilet.
  • Elvis failed his music class in school.
  • More presidents have been born in the state of Virginia than in any other state.
  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is killed annually painting the stripes of the state’s highways and roads.
  • Salvador Dali once arrived at an art exhibit in a limousine filled with turnips.
  • Bruce Lee was so fast that his films actually had to be slowed down so audiences could see his moves.
  • An estimated 2.5 million books will be shipped in the next 12 months with the wrong covers.
  • A funambulist is a tightrope walker.
  • Sawney Beane, his wife, eight sons, six daughters and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals who lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland, in the early 17th century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed more than 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial.
  • North Americans spend almost $18 billion on footwear a year.
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