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    Fast Facts

    Since the first World Series was played in 1903, it has been cancelled twice – once in 1904 and in 1994.

    Soccer balls were often used during the first basketball games.

    Tweety used to be a baby bird without feathers until the censors decided he looked naked.

    The Bible is the number-one shoplifted book in America.

    Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones.

    The world’s longest hot dog reached 1,996 feet and was made in honor of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

    According to industry sources, peanut butter consumers prefer creamy over chunky by a 60-40 ratio. Children and women prefer cream while men go for the crunchy stuff.

    Mentioned in the Bible, garlic fed the workmen who built the pyramids and was considered a powerful pre-battle food by the Roman armies.

    The Democratic Party has not officially adopted the donkey as their emblem.

    “”Mind your business”” was the first motto that appeared on U.S. coins.

    It takes 3,000 cows to supply the National Football League with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.

    If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times but more like 4,950. The head picture weighs more so it ends up on the bottom.

    Albert Einstein’s brain was smaller than average. It was removed prior to his cremation and kept secretly stored by Dr. Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy on the genius’s body in 1955.

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