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  • California is home to three NHL hockey teams, while Canada has only six.
  • Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors.
  • The Bible does not say there were three wise men; it only says there were three gifts.
  • The words “”racecar,”” “”kayak”” and “”level”” are palindromes: They read the same whether read left to right, or right to left.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • No one has ever found a pirate’s treasure map. Real pirates tended to spend money while they had it, before they could be caught.
  • Albert Einstein disapproved of science fiction, saying, “”I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.””
  • According to one poll, 70 percent of all Americans have visited a Disney theme park.
  • E.C. Segar, the cartoonist who created Popeye, also invented the word “”goon.””
  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • Elvis Presley owned his own police car. When he was bored, he liked to pull over people for speeding near Graceland and give them an unofficial warning.
  • The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.
  • The San Francisco cable cars are the only national monuments that move.
  • More people walk to work in Alaska than in any other state.
  • Ivan III was the first Russian ruler to call himself a “”tsar.””
  • A cow’s sweat glands are in its nose.
  • The watch pocket in pants is also called the “”fob””.
  • In ancient China, doctors received their fees only if their patients were kept healthy. If their health failed, the doctor sometimes paid the patient.
  • The honey bee is the only bee that dies after stinging.
  • The only mammal that can fly is the bat.
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