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  • The Isle de France, a real cruise liner, was purposefully sunk to provide the climax to the 1960 film “”The Last Voyage.””
  • The Batmobile used in the Batman TV series got only four miles to the gallon.
  • “”Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”” used 3,000 specially bred rats.
  • Medical experts say babies are able to dream in the womb.
  • A 1923 Listerine mouthwash advertisement introduced the phrase “”Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.””
  • Chicken pox is so named because the disease is weaker than smallpox.
  • In 1500, a Swiss pig gelder performed the first successful caesarean section on his wife.
  • Composer George M. Cohan claimed to be born on the Fourth of July in the patriotic hit “”Yankee Doodle Dandy,”” but he was actually born July 3.
  • Yahoo was once known as “”Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web.””
  • Reader’s Digest did not advertise within its pages until 1955.
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