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    Fast Facts: Feb. 22

    • The ostrich is the only bird with eyelashes.

    • The Confederate warship Virginia was made from part of the captured Union warship Merrimack.

    • Studies show that English speakers say “”uh”” before a short pause and “”um”” before a long pause.

    • Obsidian — volcanic glass — is so sharp it’s still used today in cardiac and eye surgeries.

    • Among mammals, the colder the climate, the shorter the legs.

    • Texan “”Dooley”” Wilson, the piano player Sam in Casablanca, couldn’t play the piano.

    • Lev Bronstein stole his jailer’s passport and was thereafter known as Leon Trotsky.

    • Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award.

    • Helen Keller was a founding member of the American Civil Liberties Union.

    • Arizona’s Wupatki National Monument includes 800-year-old pueblo remains.

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