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  • In the last 3,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
  • There was room for 150 knights around King Arthur’s famous round table.
  • Ethiopia means “”the land of sunburned faces”” in Greek.
  • Thirty-eight percent of North America is wilderness.
  • The odds of hitting the jackpot on the average slot machine are 889 to one.
  • The first woman to wear shorts at Wimbledon – on the center court – was Lili de Alvarez in 1931.
  • Cream does not weigh as much as milk.
  • One percent of British women think their legs are perfect.
  • Jean Harlow was the first actress to appear on the cover of Life magazine.
  • In film-editing lingo, R2-D2 – the robot in Star Wars – means Reel 2, Dialogue 2.
  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
  • Women suffer more tooth decay than men do.
  • The top speed on the Zamboni ice-resurfacing machine is 9 miles per hour.
  • William Shakespeare was the first person to refer to a coward as a chicken.
  • “”Race car”” is a palindrome.
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