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  • The tip of an elephant’s trunk is so sensitive and flexible that it can pick up a pen.
  • Forty-four percent of people say they spend too much money at Christmas.
  • The word “”SPAM”” is an acronym formed from SPiced hAM.
  • Because snow is relatively unknown on the continent of Africa, children there know the fairy-tale heroine as “”Flower White”” rather than Snow White.
  • The coiffe is the metal wire basket that holds a champagne cork in place.
  • More people are allergic to cow’s milk than to any other food.
  • The peanut is a vegetable and a member of the legume family.
  • Mill Reef, the famous racehorse, received more than 30 get-well cards after fracturing a foreleg.
  • On average, 55,700 people are injured by jewelry each year.
  • By law, every Swiss citizen is required to have a bomb shelter or access to a bomb shelter.
  • There are more psychoanalysts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, than in any other city in the world.
  • Calvin Coolidge once said: “”The chief business of America is business.””
  • The average person has more than 1,460 dreams a year.
  • The pineapple originated in South America and did not reach Hawaii until the early 19th century.
  • A real orgasm is said to burn 112 calories. A fake orgasm is said to burn off 315 calories.
  • The average person spends eight years of his or her life watching television.
  • Some early Native Americans did not eat turkey because they believed killing such a timid bird showed laziness.
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