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  • Spain means “”the land of rabbits.””
  • Cats were introduced to North America by the Pilgrims.
  • Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
  • A tomato is 95 percent water.
  • Arizona’s most abundant mineral is copper.
  • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
  • During one scene in “”The Sound of Music,”” an orange box can be clearly seen stamped with the words “”Produce of Israel.”” The film was set in 1938, ten years before Israel was founded.
  • In Michigan, it is illegal to chain your alligator to a fire hydrant.
  • Fountain Hills, Ariz., has the world’s third-tallest fountain. The tallest is King Fahd’s Fountain, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.
  • King George I of England could not speak English.
  • Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
  • Jim Morrison was the first rock star to be arrested onstage.
  • Ronald Reagan is the only president to ever wear a Nazi uniform – as an actor in a movie.
  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • Peter Gabriel’s “”Sledgehammer”” is the No. 1 most aired video in MTV history.
  • We use two gallons of water to brush our teeth, on average.
  • Humorist Dorothy Parker left most of her estate to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The most popular flavor of ice cream, by far, is vanilla.
  • The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Germany during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  • Unatractiphobia is a fear of ugly people.
  • Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not color blind.
  • With nine national runs for office, Richard Nixon is the most voted-for politician in American history.
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