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    • The word samba means to rub
      navels together.
  • There are more brown M&Ms in plain M&Ms than in peanut M&Ms.
  • You are more likely to get attacked by a cow than a shark.
  • David Rice Atchison was president of the United States for exactly one day.
  • Vincent Van Gogh committed suicide while painting “”Wheat Field with Crows.””
  • Alexander Graham Bell made a talking doll that said “”mama”” when he was a young boy in Scotland. He never telephoned his wife or mother. They were both deaf.
  • The song “”I Am the Walrus”” by John Lennon was inspired by a two-tone police siren.
  • On “”Roseanne,”” DJ stood for David Jacob.
  • Smokey the Bear’s zip code is 20252.
  • The name for Oz in “”The Wizard of Oz”” was thought up when the author, L. Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw “”A-N”” and “”O-Z,”” hence Oz.
  • When your sink is full, the little hole that lets the water drain, instead of flowing over the side, is called a porcelator.
  • In Irish police stations in the 19th century – when public indecency was a serious crime – couples were charged with being “”found under carnal knowledge.”” Police abbreviated it to its initials and called it a F.U.C.K. charge.
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