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    • Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer. His brother was a town sheriff.
  • Jimmy Carter can read 2,000 words per minute.
  • Pope Paul IV, who was elected May 23, 1555, was so outraged when he saw the naked bodies on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that he ordered Michelangelo to paint clothes on them.
  • There are more than 33,000 radio stations around the world.
  • Ducks will lay eggs only in the early morning.
  • If you attempted to count the stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second, it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.
  • Sister Boom-Boom was a transvestite nun who ran for mayor of San Francisco in 1982. He/she received more than 20,000 votes.
  • Aluminum is strong enough to support 90,000 pounds per square inch.
  • Eating chocolate was once considered a temptation of the devil.
  • Alfred Hitchcock never won an Academy Award for directing.
  • The Grateful Dead were once called The Warlocks.
  • The electric eel is the most shocking animal on Earth – no other animal packs such a big charge. If attacking large prey, a 9-foot eel can discharge about 800 volts. One zap could stun a human. The larger the eel, the bigger the charge.
  • Summer is statistically the most hazardous season.
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