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  • On average, there are 178 sesame seeds on each McDonald’s Big Mac bun.
  • The diameter of the wire in a standard paper clip is 1 millimeter, or about 0.04 inches.
  • Too much caffeine can cause heart palpitations.
  • It used to be law in France that children’s names had to be taken from an official government list.
  • Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.
  • Ivan IV (“”The Terrible””) was the first Tsar of Russia.
  • In a city in Switzerland, it was once against the law to slam your car door.
  • Baseball games between college teams have been played since the Civil War.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
  • A baby beaver stays with its parents for a period of two years.
  • Giant squid have eyes as large as watermelons.
  • Seventy percent of all boats sold are used for fishing.
  • You share a birthday with at least nine million other people in the world.
  • Assuming Rudolph was in front, there are 40,320 ways to rearrange the other eight reindeer who pull Santa’s sleigh.
  • Count de Grisley was the first magician to perform the trick of sawing a lady in half, in 1699.
  • November 29 is National Sinky Day, a day to eat over one’s sink and worship it.
  • The earliest document in Latin in a woman’s handwriting is an invitation to a birthday party from the first century C.E.
  • The most common name for a boat in 1996 was Serenity.
  • Orville Wright was involved in the first aircraft accident. His passenger, a Frenchman, was killed.
  • There was once a town named 6 in West Virginia.
  • If you come from Manchester, you are a Manchurian.
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