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  • The tuatara’s metabolism is so slow it only needs to breathe once an hour.
  • An estimated two hundred million M&Ms are sold each day in the United States.
  • Basilisks are frequently called Jesus Christ Lizards because of their ability to run across water.
  • While Leo Tolstoy was writing “”War and Peace,”” his wife copied the entire manuscript out seven times by candlelight. He later divorced her.
  • A penny whistle has six finger holes.
  • The words racecar and kayak are
    palindromes.
  • Gerald Ford was once a male model.
  • The word rodent comes from the Latin word rodere, meaning “”to gnaw.””
  • Seven percent of Americans eat at McDonald’s every day.
  • The Korean War began on June 25, 1950.
  • The amusement park Coney Island has had three of its rides designated as New York City historical landmarks.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every day for most of her adult life.
  • Meteorologists claim they’re right 85 percent of the time.
  • India tested its first nuclear bomb in 1974.
  • Contrary to popular rumor, the secret ingredient in Dr. Pepper is not prune juice.
  • The second unit films movie shots that do not require the presence of actors.
  • “”When I’m Sixty-Four”” was the first song to be recorded for The Beatles’ legendary 1967 Sgt. Pepper album.
  • Jim Carrey’s middle name is Eugene.
  • All the clocks in the movie “”Pulp Fiction”” are stuck on 4:20.
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