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  • The Kansas City Railroad used to stop trains to allow the passengers to shoot at passing buffalo.
  • People in China sometimes use firecrackers around their homes as fire alarms.
  • The average person looks at eight houses before buying one.
  • Each of us generates five pounds of garbage a day; most of it is paper.
  • Playing cards were issued to British pilots in World War II. If a soldier was captured, the cards could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.
  • The foundations of many great European cathedrals are as deep as 40 to 50 feet.
  • The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing more than 1 million people.
  • Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
  • O.J. Simpson had a severe case of rickets and wore leg braces when he was a child.
  • By weight, the sun is 70 percent hydrogen; 28 percent helium; 1.5 percent carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen; and 0.5 percent all other elements.
  • The scientific name for a gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla.
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky.
  • To keep cool, ostriches urinate on their legs; it then evaporates like sweat.
  • More than 10 percent of all the salt produced annually in the world is used to de-ice American roads.
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