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    Salt, the most widely used seasoning in the world, was given as monthly wages to Roman legionnaires. It was called “”salt money,”” or salarium, and it is from this word that our word “”salary”” comes.

    Most varieties of spiders have eight eyes. These are arranged on top and near the front of the head, usually in two rows of four eyes.

    In 1975, there were 27,522 people who were injured in skateboard accidents in the United States. Between 1974 and 1975, skateboarding moved from eighth to third on the list of the most dangerous sports in America.

    Antarctica is the only continent that does not have land areas below sea level.

    In the Middle Ages, chicken soup was believed to be an aphrodisiac.

    Rattan palms found in the jungles of Southeast Asia have vine-like stems that trail along the jungle floor up to 250 feet in all directions.

    A tuna can swim 100 miles in a single day.

    The first monument constructed in India to commemorate an American was dedicated to a black man. Unveiled in Bombay in 1947, it was a statue of the famous black horticulturist, George Washington Carver.

    Austria was the first country to use postcards.

    According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, two out of five women dye their hair.

    The Tower of London is not one particular tower, but a group of buildings covering 13 acres along the north bank of the Thames River. The central “”White Tower,”” built in 1078 and used as a fortress, a royal residence and finally a prison, is the tower of which the English so often spoke in horror.

    At the moment of being hanged, many observers have noted, the victim, if male, often has an erection and may even ejaculate.

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