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  • Matt Groening, creator of “” The Simpsons,”” incorporated his initials into the drawing of Homer. M is his hair, and G
    is his ear.
  • There is a town in Texas called Ding Dong.
  • Astronauts in orbit around the Earth can see the wakes of ships.
  • If we had the same mortality rate as in the 1900s, more than half the people in the world today would not be alive.
  • The only two mammals to lay eggs are the platypus and the echidna. The mothers nurse their babies through pores in their skin.
  • Reptiles are never slimy. Their scales have few glands and are usually silky to the touch.
  • Ninety-five percent of food poisoning cases are never reported.
  • Experienced waitresses say that married men tip better than unmarried men.
  • Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient for waking you up in the morning.
  • There are 100 squares on a Chutes and Ladders board.
  • Judy Garland’s real name was Frances Gumm.
  • Marco Polo was born on the Croatian island of Korcula (pronounced Kor-chu-la).
  • Louis XIV bathed once a year. He had 40 personal wigmakers and almost 1,000 wigs.
  • Ronald Reagan was the only divorced president, and he was the only president to be head of a labor union.
  • Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.
  • Oct. 10 is National Metric Day.
  • The most common name in Italy is Mario Rossi.
  • In the typical Canadian home, 45 percent of water is used for the toilet, 28 percent is used for bathing and personal matters, 23 percent is used for laundry or dishes and 4 percent is used for cooking or drinking purposes.
  • Potato chips were invented in Louisiana in 1853.
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