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    Fast Facts

    • One in 12 Americans alphabetizes his or her spice rack.
  • An oyster can change its gender depending on the temperature of the water it lives in.
  • Being “”too busy”” is the most popular reason for not voting in elections, according to the U.S. Census.
  • Today, 25 percent of American men are 6 feet or taller, compared to only 4 percent in 1900.
  • The first kitchen utensils were the ladle and the apple corer, in that order.
  • The world’s youngest-ever parents were 8 and 9 years old, respectively, and lived in China in 1910.
  • Sylvia Miles won an Oscar for her six-minute role in the movie “”Midnight Cowboy.”” This remains the shortest role to ever win an Oscar, as well as the only performance in an X-rated film to win one.
  • Today more people live in the United States (298 million) than there were in the
    entire world in 1000 A.D.
  • Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.
  • Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
  • The only food that does not spoil is honey. It is used as a center for golf balls and in antifreeze mixtures.
  • The “”D”” in D-Day stands for “”day.”” The French term for D-Day is “”J-Jour.””
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