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    • A famous bullfighter, Lagarijo, killed 4,867 bulls in the 19th century.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  • African Baobab trees’ circumference can reach 180 feet. If the trunk were hollow, 20 people would be able to fit inside of it.
  • Australia has had stamps that actually look like gems. In 1995 and 1996, a special technology was used to make the stamps look like diamonds and opals.
  • Before air conditioning was invented, white cotton slipcovers were put on furniture to keep the air cool.
  • After Albert Einstein’s death, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.
  • A fetus develops fingerprints at 18 weeks.
  • The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
  • Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs.
  • There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.
  • Anti-American demonstrators protesting in Bangladesh after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks carried posters of Osama bin Laden sitting alongside Bert, a beloved Sesame Street Muppet character.
  • Bill Gates donated close to $100 million to fight AIDS in India. As a percentage of his total wealth, this would be comparable to him donating ten cents if he only had $60.
  • In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America.
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