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    Fast Facts

    ? Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia in the 10th century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels who were trained to walk in alphabetical order.

    ? Kermit the Frog has 11 points on the collar around his neck.

    ? The actor who played the T-1000 in “”Terminator Two”” (Robert Patrick) is the brother of the lead singer of Filter.

    ? The first atomic bomb dropped on Japan fell from the Enola Gay, named after the unit commander’s mother. The second dropped from a plane known as Bock’s Car.

    ? Quebec and Newfoundland are the only two Canadian provinces which do not allow personalized license plates.

    ? In English the word “”four”” is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.

    ? Pittsburgh and Toronto are the only two cities where all the major pro sports teams have the same colors: “”black and gold”” and “”blue and white”” respectively.

    ? In British Monopoly sets, the most expensive property (Mayfair) is not a street, but a district of small streets near Hyde Park.

    ? In the theme song from “”The Flintstones,”” the line after “”Let’s ride with the family down the street”” is “”Through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet.””

    ? The Latin name for moose is alces alces.

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