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    • The average American develops his first phobia at age 13.
  • Every time a box of Wheaties with Tiger Woods on the front was sold, he got a dime. The farmer who grew the wheat got a nickel.
  • A tornado scooped up five horses that were hitched to a rail, then set the whole arrangement down intact, horses uninjured, a quarter-mile away.
  • The Cliffs Notes edition of “”The Scarlet Letter”” outsells Nathaniel Hawthorne’s book three to one.
  • If you go without sleep for 10 days straight, you could die.
  • The earth weighs an estimated 100,000 tons more than it did a year ago.
  • Nineteenth-century Scottish law required brides to be pregnant on their wedding day.
  • Lonely parrots can go insane.
  • Mick Jagger runs the equivalent of five miles on stage during each Rolling Stones concert.
  • The typical U.S. 18-year-old has spent 11,000 hours in school and 18,000 hours watching TV
  • So far, there’s no official name for the @, symbol.
  • Quartzy is the highest-scoring Scrabble word.
  • The average American eats four pounds of artificial flavorings, colorings, and preservatives each year.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • It is estimated that 75 percent of all U.S. dollars contain traces of cocaine.
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