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  • The Future’s Museum in Sweden contains a scale model of the solar system. The sun is 105 meters in diameter, and the planets range from 5 millimeters to 6 kilometers from the sun. This particular model also contains the nearest star Proxima Centauri, still scale, situated in the Museum of Victoria … in Australia.
  • Seven percent of Americans think Elvis Presley is still alive.
  • Until they were brought into the country, Australia did not have any members of the cat family, hoofed animals, apes or monkeys.
  • The pistol shrimp makes a noise so loud it can shatter glass.
  • In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.
  • The Norse considered the mistletoe a baleful plant that caused the death of
    Baldur, the god of youth.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
  • The 102-story Empire State Building, completed in 1931, is made up of more than 10 million bricks and has 6,500 windows. It was built at a cost of $40,948,900.
  • Japan’s currency is considered the most difficult to counterfeit.
  • The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monuments.
  • If you bring a raccoon’s head to the Hennikeer, N.H. town hall, you are entitled to receive $10.
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