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  • The name of the Statue of Liberty is Mother of Exiles. The book the statue is holding reads “”July IV, MDCCLXXVI.”” The statue’s mouth is 3 feet wide.
  • The Chinese ideogram for trouble depicts two women living under one roof.
  • Nestle is the largest company in Switzerland, yet more than 98 percent of its revenue comes from outside the country.
  • Soccer is played in more countries than any other sport.
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat to keep his head cool. He changed it every two innings.
  • The most venomous of all snakes, the Inland Taipan, has enough venom in one bite to kill more than 200 mice.
  • If a statue of a person on a horse depicts the horse with both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
  • Miss Piggy’s measurements are 27-20-36.
  • Sharks’ fossil record dates back more than twice as far as those of the dinosaurs.
  • The average 4-year-old child asks more than 400 questions a day.
  • A fierce gust of wind blew 45-year-old Vittorio Luise’s car into a river near Naples, Italy, in 1980. He managed to break a window, climb out and swim to shore, where a tree blew over and killed him.
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