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  • Christopher Columbus had blond hair.
  • John Lennon’s first girlfriend was named Thelma Pickles.
  • Every day, more money is printed for Monopoly than by the U.S. Treasury. The most money you can lose in one trip around the board (normal game rules, going to jail only once) is $26,040. The most money you can lose in one turn is $5,070.
  • According to Pope Innocent III, it was not a crime to kill someone after a game of chess.
  • On “”The Jetsons,”” Jane is 33 years old, and her daughter Judy is 18.
  • In 1859, 24 rabbits were released in Australia. Within six years, the population grew to 2 million.
  • If you pause “”Saturday Night Fever”” at the “”How Deep Is Your Love”” rehearsal scene, you will see the camera crew reflected in the dance hall mirror.
  • Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing up.
  • Prestidigitator is another word for magician.
  • When two words are combined to form a single word (e.g., motor + hotel = motel; breakfast + lunch = brunch), the new word is called a portmanteau.
  • Roosters cannot crow if they can’t fully extend their necks.
  • Time and erosion have erased 99 percent of all dinosaur footprints.
  • Every citizen of Kentucky is required by law to take a bath at least once a year.
  • A family of six died in Oregon during World War II as a result of a Japanese balloon bomb.
  • The actors in the first English play to be performed in America were arrested, as acting was considered evil.
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