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    Fast Facts

    • A right whale’s eyeball is about as big as an orange.
  • The average American child takes his first trip to the mall at two months old.
  • There is enough salt in the ocean to cover the world 14 inches deep.
  • The Mayan Empire lasted six times as long as the Roman Empire.
  • 280 million years ago, a year lasted 390 days.
  • The favorite meal of acclaimed actress Marlene Dietrich was hot dogs and champagne.
  • The average drinking glass holds 50 teaspoons of water.
  • The Carthaginians fought off Roman ships in 300 B.C. by catapulting live snakes at them.
  • Researchers estimate that in the year A.D. 1000, the world’s population was roughly 300 million.
  • Alexander Graham Bell refused to have a phone in his study because the ringing drove him nuts.
  • A camel can drink 25 gallons of water in a half-hour.
  • In less than a week, the sun sends out more energy than would be made by burning all the natural gas, oil, coal and wood on Earth.
  • If you’re an average American man, you’ll spend 81 minutes in your car today. The average woman will spend 64.
  • The medical term for a nosebleed is “”epistaxisis.””
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