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Fast Facts

  • William Taft got stuck in his bathtub on his Inauguration Day and had to be pried out by his attendants. He had a special, reinforced steel dining chair.
  • Unlike other reptiles, female alligators protect their young for up to two years after hatching.
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, has the largest number of bars per capita of anywhere else in the world.
  • The sinking of the German vessel Wilhelm Gustloff is the greatest sea disaster of all time. Approximately 8,000 people drowned.
  • Any Russian man who wore a beard was required to pay a special tax during the time of Peter the Great.
  • Coffee does not help sober up a drunk person. In many cases, it may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.
  • Jamie Farr was the only “”M*A*S*H*”” cast member who actually served as a soldier in the Korean War.
  • The tango originated as a dance between two men for partnering practice.
  • John Lennon’s middle name was Winston.
  • Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952.
  • Napoleon had his servants wear his boots to break them in before he wore them.
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