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    • The ace of spades playing card symbolizes death.
  • Preparing an Egyptian mummy sometimes took up to 70 days. Dead Egyptian noblewomen were given the special treatment of being allowed a few days to ripen so the embalmers wouldn’t find them too attractive.
  • Vegetarians make up 4 percent of the U.S. population.
  • German is considered the sister language of English.
  • Godzilla has made the covers of Time and Newsweek.
  • More bullets were fired in “”Starship Troopers”” than in any other movie ever made.
  • Olive oil was used for washing the body in the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • Pirates thought having an earring would improve their eyesight.
  • A rat can live longer without water than a camel.
  • About 43 percent of convicted criminals in the United States are re-arrested within a year of being released from prison.
  • Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
  • There has never been a president from the Air Force or Marine Corps, although Ronald Reagan was in the Army Air Corps.
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