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  • According to ceremonial customs of Orthodox Judaism, it is officially sundown when you cannot tell the difference between a black thread and a red thread.
  • Tokyo has the world’s largest bowling alley.
  • When CBS broadcast the first television show in color, no one other than CBS owned a color television set.
  • You’re more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than a poisonous spider.
  • In Omaha, Neb., it’s against the law to burp or sneeze in a church.
  • Alligators cannot move backwards.
  • If you put a raisin in a glass of champagne, it will keep floating to the top and sinking to the bottom.
  • Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
  • It takes an average of 48 to 100 tries to solve a Rubik’s Cube puzzle. If done perfectly, any Rubik’s Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.
  • Flamingo tongues were a common delicacy at Roman feasts.
  • When Saigon fell, the signal for all Americans to evacuate was Bing Crosby’s “”White Christmas”” being played on the radio.
  • Euripides was the first person on record to denounce slavery.
  • The two best-known cat noises are roaring and purring. Only four species can roar – lions, leopards, tigers and jaguars – and they don’t purr.
  • Two out of five husbands tell their wives daily that they love them.
  • Fidel Castro was once a star baseball player for the University of Havana in the 1940s.
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