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  • Each day, four and a half pounds of sunlight strike the Earth.
  • Henry Ford never had a driver’s license.
  • The goddess of the rainbow, in Greek mythology, was Iris.
  • George Washington named his three foxhounds Drunkard, Tippler and Tipsy.
  • The six official languages of the United Nations are English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • Vang is the most common surname among the Hmong people of Laos.
  • President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot had to be removed from his funeral in 1845 because it was swearing.
  • “”Saturday Night Live”” star Phil Hartman provided the voice of cranky Mr. Wilson in the 1980s “”Dennis the Menace”” cartoon.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club was formed in 1877 when a group of dog fanciers founded the organization in the bar at the Westminster Hotel in Manhattan.
  • Cleopatra used squeezed pomegranate seeds for lipstick.
  • Forty percent of women admit to having thrown footwear at men.
  • According to 2004 statistics, only three in four Texans are covered by health insurance, the lowest percentage in the nation.
  • The word moron comes from a slowwitted character with that name in Moliere’s play La Princess d’Elide.
  • Baron von Trapp’s seven children in “”The Sound of Music”” were Liesel, Friedrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Kurt, Maria and Gretl.
  • The “”pone”” is the person who sits on the dealer’s right in a card game.
  • Sonny and Cher, at the start of their careers, appeared in Bible advertisements produced for the American Bible Society.
  • According to Scottish novelist and politician John Buchan, “”An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.””
  • In the ancient Olympic games, archers used tethered doves as targets.
  • Forty-six percent of women say a good night’s sleep is better than sex.
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