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    Fast Facts

    In the early 19th century, the Mint Julep rivaled coffee as the morning beverage of choice in the American south.

    Squirrels excrete a scent from glands in between the pads in their feet, allowing them to “”mark”” trees as their own.

    In the Spice Girls’ 1997 motion picture “”Spice World,”” the quintet’s bus driver Dennis was portrayed by platinum-selling vocalist Meat Loaf.

    Tucson is home to the popular ’90s Nickelodeon television show “”Hey Dude.””

    According to medical records, Queen Victoria suffered from severe menstrual cramps, for which her personal physician prescribed a rather unique and effective treatment: marijuana.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger served seven days in jail in 1965 for going AWOL from the Austrian army to enter, and win, a bodybuilding contest.

    In 1960, Abebe Bikila became the first black African to win an Olympic gold medal. He was not only victorious in one of the most grueling competitions – the marathon – but he won the race running barefoot.

    Before he founded Buick Motors, David Buick patented a process for bonding porcelain to iron, giving birth to the modern-day white bathtub.

    Combined, the nations of China and India have more than eight times as many residents as the third most populous country, the United States.

    In 1973, the Philadelphia 76ers set a record not matched in the NBA since, when they lost 20 consecutive games.

    Polar bear fur is actually transparent. It only looks white because of the way it reflects light. In fact, the skin underneath the fur is dark in color.

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