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    • If an average male never shaved, his beard would be 13 feet long the day he died.
  • The Tin Man’s real name in the Oz books was Nick Chopper.
  • A typical porcupine has about 30,000 quills.
  • Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.
  • Rowing is the oldest American college sport.
  • It takes four gallons of seawater to make a pound of salt.
  • Ninety percent of Americans describe themselves as shy.
  • The kerosene fungus got its name by eating kerosene and living in jet fuel tanks.
  • Donkeys kill more people every year than plane crashes do.
  • Twenty-one percent of U.S. smokers say they don’t believe nicotine is addictive.
  • The Statue of Liberty’s index finger is eight feet long.
  • Superglue doesn’t stick to the bottle because it needs moisture to set, and there is no moisture in the bottle.
  • Mozart wrote a piano piece that required the player to use both hands and his nose.
  • Toy-breed dogs live an average of seven years longer than large breeds.
  • Dr. Seuss coined the word “”nerd”” in his 1950 book “”If I Ran the Zoo.””
  • Winston Churchill refused to drink freshly-squeezed juices.
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