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  • “”The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick”” is thought to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
  • Pearls melt in vinegar.
  • Thirty-five percent of people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • The Atlantic Ocean is saltier than the Pacific Ocean.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.
  • There are 240 white dots in each level of “”Pac-Man.””
  • Pound for pound, hamburgers can cost more than a new car.
  • The shortest opening sentence in a book in the English language is from Mark Twain’s “”The Adventures of Tom Sawyer””: “”Tom!””
  • All months beginning on a Sunday have a Friday the 13th.
  • The words “”jeep”” and “”goon”” were coined by E.C. Segar, the creator of Popeye the Sailor.
  • The shark is the only fish that can blink with both of its eyes.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • A snail can sleep for three years.
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
  • A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
  • A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the length of the Wright brothers’ first flight.
  • “”Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog”” is a palindrome (that is, it reads the same backward and forward).
  • The dentist’s chair was invented by Milton Waldo Hanchett in 1840.
  • The most popular fruit in North America is the banana.
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh invented the artificial heart.
  • The only nation that begins with an “”A”” and doesn’t end in one is Afghanistan.
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