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The Daily Wildcat

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    Fast Facts

    ? The waffle iron was invented August 24, 1869.

    ? In some smaller towns in Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders.

    ? Spam stands for “”shoulder pork and ham.””

    ? An 18th-century German named Matthew Birchinger, known as the little man of Nuremberg, played four musical instruments including the bagpipes, was an expert calligrapher and was the most famous stage magician of his day. Yet Birchinger had no hands, legs or thighs, and was less than 29 inches tall.

    ? Most vampires are described in folklore as flushed and ruddy, with swollen bodies and bloated faces.

    ? In Thailand, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should not eat with it. Also, pointing with one finger is considered rude and should only be done when pointing to objects or animals, never humans.

    ? According to an old myth, Valentine’s Day is a good day to prepare eels for the purposes of magic. Eating an eel’s heart was once believed to enable a person to see into the future.

    ? The National Hockey League has a rule that forbids players to take aspirin. Strangely, there is no rule that says they can’t drink or use illegal drugs.

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