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    • Ketchup is excellent for cleaning brass, especially tarnished or corroded brass.
  • Sharks can travel up to 40 mph.
  • The longest kiss on record lasted 130 hours and 2 minutes.
  • No white man saw the Grand Canyon until after the Civil War. It was first entered on May 29, 1869, by the geologist John Wesley Powell.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
  • John D. Rockefeller was the first billionaire in the United States.
  • It takes about 63,000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
  • In the United States, more Frisbee discs are sold each year than baseballs, basketballs and footballs combined.
  • The Gila monster spends about 96 percent of its life underground.
  • The phrase “”son of a gun”” derives from the days when women were allowed to live on naval ships. The son of the gun was one born on the ship, often near the mid-ship gun, behind a canvas screen. If the paternity was uncertain, the child was entered in the log as “”son of a gun.””
  • Sherlock Holmes never said, “”Elementary, my dear Watson.””
  • Kite flying is a professional sport in Thailand.
  • In Puritan times, to be born on a Sunday was interpreted as a sign of great sin.
  • Karate actually originated in India.
  • Karate actually originated in India.
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