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    Fast Facts: Mar. 8

    • Approximately 4 to 5 percent of the U.S. population has one or more clinically significant phobia every given year. Specific phobias occur in people of all ages. The average age of onset for social phobia is between 15 and 20 years of age, although it can often begin in childhood.
    • Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15 percent wider than normal.
    • In ancient Rome, it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose.
    • Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born and died on days when Halley’s Comet could be seen. During his life, he predicted that he would die when it could be seen.
    • Every U.S. bill, regardless of denomination, costs just 4 cents to make.

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