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    The New York Times dismissed crossword puzzles in 1924 as being “”temporary madness”” and a “”primitive sort of mental exercise.””

    Iran stopped burning and stoning to death adulterers in 2002.

    More than 9 million people are in prison worldwide.

    Brazil has the highest murder rate in the world.

    The first breast enlargement surgery was performed in Houston, Texas in 1962.

    The largest lottery jackpot in history was $314 million.

    The record for the most haircuts given in an hour is 23.

    Thirty thousand Hawaiians signed a petition to chance Maui’s name to Gilligan’s Island.

    The most popular sport on in the world is soccer. About 100 million people in more than 50 countries play the sport.

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