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    • The opera singer Enrico Caruso practiced in the bath while accompanied by a pianist in a nearby room.
  • Adolf Hitler was Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1938.
  • Parker Brothers prints about $50 billion worth of Monopoly money in a year.
  • The phrase “”Often a bridesmaid, but never a bride”” actually comes from an advertisement for Listerine mouthwash.
  • If a frog’s mouth is held open for too long, the frog will suffocate.
  • Goethe couldn’t stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
  • One-third of Taiwanese funeral processions include a stripper.
  • Tabasco sauce is made by fermenting vinegar and hot peppers in a French oak barrel that has three inches of salt on top and is aged for three years until all the salt is diffused through the barrel.
  • The world’s youngest parents were 8 and 9 years old. They lived in China in 1910.
  • A cubic mile of fog is made up of less than a gallon of water.
  • The Kodiak grizzly bear is the world’s largest meat-eating animal living on land. The Kodiak can weigh up to 500 pounds more than any other kind of bear.
  • A jumbo jet uses 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
  • A Flemish artist is responsible for the world’s smallest painting in history. It is a picture of a miller and his mill, and it was painted onto a grain of corn.
  • In England in the 1880s, pants was considered a dirty word.
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