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    • Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.
  • The jugular vein is not a vein. It’s an artery.
  • Nearly 6 percent of all marriage proposals are made over the phone.
  • Thirty-one percent of American adults say they won’t watch a film with subtitles “”no matter how good it is.””
  • Until 1937 the referee tossed a jump ball after every basket in basketball.
  • The kilt originated in France.
  • The ancient Sumerians had a goddess of beer.
  • Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to boil.
  • According to a 2005 Harris Poll, America’s favorite movie stars are, in order: Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and John Wayne.
  • Hawaii is the only state that has never recorded a temperature below 0 Degrees F.
  • Pogo sticks were first used by sacrificial dancers in Borneo.
  • The number of languages spoken in India is about 845.
  • A group of non-English speakers chose “”diarrhea”” as one of the prettiest-sounding English words.
  • Abraham Lincoln had no middle name.
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