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  • Lunula is the official term for the white area at the base of your fingernail.
  • Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Steve McQueen were all offered $4 million to play the role of Superman. Later, Christopher Reeve took the part and was paid $250,000.
  • Sixty percent of babies are born before breakfast.
  • The first Rolls Royce sold for $784 in 1906. In 2006 a Rolls Royce cost about $250,000.
  • The infinity sign is called a lemniscate.
  • The temperature of a Positive Giant, a type of lightning bolt, can reach 5,032 degrees Fahrenheit, five times hotter than the surface of the sun.
  • Before “”The Matrix Reloaded,”” the longest list of film credits was for the 1988 film “”Who Framed Roger Rabbit”” (763 names).
  • Debra Winger voiced E.T.
  • Artists had to draw 6,469,952 spots for the 1961 film version of “”101 Dalmatians””.
  • According to the rules of Monopoly, if the bank runs out you can make more money, but you are not allowed to build more houses or hotels.
  • The first author to submit a typed manuscript was Mark Twain, for his book “”Life on the Mississippi.””
  • During the Great Depression, popsicle makers introduced the two-stick popsicle so people could share the treat with someone else.
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