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    The first male athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties box was Bob Richards in 1958. The first female athlete to earn the honor was Mary Lou Retton, exactly 26 years later.

    By law, makeup artists have to use food products, and not cosmetics, on infant actors. Even then, care has to be taken to prevent allergic reactions.

    As the cartoon was originally intended for adults, Winston cigarettes served as sponsor for the first season of The Flintstones.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose profile appears on the dime coin, was one of the founders of the polio-fighting organization that came to be known (not coincidentally) as the March of Dimes.

    When we are cold, the tiny muscles surrounding our hair follicles contract, making our bodily hairs stand up, which would keep us warm if we were covered with fur. They are called “”goose bumps.””

    When it comes to cold cuts, Americans are more fond of ham than any other meat.

    Don’t call them the Cardinals; a team from Stanford University is properly called the Cardinal (singular) for their school color.

    Each member of the rock band Queen was a college graduate.Their diplomas were in art, physics, biology and electronics.

    Per the original story, Lex Luthor was a high school friend of Superman; the Man of Steel inadvertently caused Lex to lose his hair, forever turning him against the hero.

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