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    Fast Facts

    ? A Macintosh LC575 has 182 speaker holes.

    ? The verb “”cleave”” is the only English word with two synonyms which are antonyms of each other: adhere and separate.

    ? The dirt road that General Washington and his soldiers took to fight off General Clinton during the Battle of Monmouth was called the Burlington Path.

    ? The slash character is called a virgule, or solidus. A URL uses slash characters, not backslash characters.

    ? In the 1950s the hula hoop was banned in Tokyo due to the large number of traffic accidents it caused.

    ? Sherlock Holmes never said “”Elementary, my dear Watson.””

    ? Four people played Darth Vader in the original “”Star Wars”” trilogy: David Prowse was his body, James Earl Jones did the voice, Sebastian Shaw was his face and a fourth person did the breathing.

    ? Back in the mid to late ’80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s flight simulator.

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