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    Fast Facts: Jan. 29

    °Tablecloths were originally meant to be used as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.

    °Until the 19th century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.

    °Tipping at a restaurant in Iceland is considered an insult.

    °When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 mph. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.

    °A violin contains around 70 separate pieces of wood.

    °During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food. That’s the weight of about six elephants.

    °Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

    °A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 mph.

    °There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express — just horses.

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