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  • Tom Cruise has three front teeth instead of the usual four.
  • Eating too many carrots will cause your skin to turn orange.
  • Thomas Edison patented the first electric tattoo machine.
  • Though it more closely resembles a square pillow, Cap’n Crunch cereal is supposed to look like a treasure chest.
  • Mel Torme wrote “”The Christmas Song”” (or “”Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire””) during a blistering heat wave in July 1946.
  • Prince Philip wears contact lenses.
  • Only two of the Sherlock Holmes stories feature him as the narrator.
  • The floral emblem of Western Australia is the Mangles’ kangaroo paw.
  • Henry Ford invented charcoal briquettes, made originally from the excess wood and sawdust in his factories.
  • Squirrels are immune to rabies.
  • The letters in Tasmania can be rearranged to read “”I am Satan.””
  • In 1988, Batman’s sidekick, Robin, was killed off after readers voted for his demise in a telephone poll.
  • Girl Scout cookies cannot be sold online.
  • Fingernails of the longest fingers grow fastest, while those of the shortest grow slowest.
  • The first pitcher inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame was Rollie Fingers.
  • Robert E. Lee was buried barefoot in 1870 because the coffin was too small to allow for his boots.
  • A five year U.S. Public Health Service study discovered that kissing can cause tooth decay.
  • In some states, a 15-day-old baby can be issued a work permit.
  • Abraham Lincoln died in a bed slept in by his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
  • The cat is the only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible.

    Facts courtesy of “”The Book of Useless Information”” and “”The Pocket Idiot’s Guide: Not So Useless Information””
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