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    • In English, four is the only number that has the same number of letters as its value.
  • More than a third of all pineapples come from Hawaii.
  • In 18th-century France, visitors to the royal palace in Versailles were allowed to stand in roped-off sections of the main dining room and watch the king and queen eat.
  • It’s rumored that sucking on a copper penny will cause a Breathalyzer to read zero.
  • A good-quality Persian rug, which contains 1 million knots in every 3 square inches, can last as long as 500 years.
  • Some Eskimos have been known to use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.
  • Most burglaries occur in the winter.
  • Southern Indian drug addicts get high by having venomous snakes bite their tongues. This can give addicts a 16-hour high, but it can be very deadly.
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  • The last member of a group of people who believed the earth was hollow died in 1982.
  • In 1911, Bobby Beach broke nearly all the bones in his body after surviving a barrel ride over Niagara Falls. Some time later in New Zealand, he slipped on a banana and died from the fall.
  • Snow angels were first made by medieval Jewish mystics who practiced rolling in the snow to purge themselves of evil urges.
  • Canada imports about 850 Russian-made hockey sticks on an average day.
  • Bamboo (the world’s tallest grass) can grow up to 90 centimeters in a day.
  • A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.
  • One in 10 people are arrested every year in the United States.
  • Al Capone’s famous scars (which earned him the nickname “”Scarface””) were from an attack. The brother of a girl he had insulted attacked him with a knife, leaving him with three distinctive scars.
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