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  • Some hotels in Las Vegas have gambling tables floating in their swimming pools.
  • Scotch tape has been used as an anti-corrosive shield on the Goodyear Blimp.
  • During World War I, cigarettes were handed out to soldiers with their rations.
  • The male moose sheds its antlers every winter and grows a new set the following year.
  • Back in the mid- to late 1980s, an IBM-compatible computer wasn’t considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
  • A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the distance of the Wright brothers’ first flight.
  • General Lew Wallace’s bestseller “”Ben-Hur”” was the first work of fiction to be blessed by a pope.
  • The phrase “”three-dog night,”” attributed to Australian Aborigines, came about because on especially cold nights, these nomadic people needed three dogs around them to keep from freezing.
  • Sheep’s milk is used to produce Roquefort cheese.
  • Ninety-four percent of all households in Belgium with children under the age of 14 years old own Lego products.
  • In Kansas, it is against the law to catch fish with your bare hands.
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