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Kiara Adams, Assistant News Editor • September 22, 2023
 

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  • The first known mention of dinosaurs in a work of fiction is on the first page of Charles Dickens’ 1868 novel “”Bleak House.””
  • Turnips turn green when sunburned.
  • A Bible published in England in 1632 left out the word “”not”” in the seventh commandment, so that it read “”Thou shalt commit adultery.”” It became known as the Wicked Bible.
  • Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln’s famous rival, was known as the “”Little Giant”” because of his diminutive size and loud, booming voice.
  • Eighty-seven percent of whole milk is water.
  • Britain’s King Charles wore two shirts to his execution because he didn’t want to be seen shivering and have people think he was afraid.
  • Princess Diana was an enthusiastic tap dancer.
  • Eosophobia is a fear of dawn or daylight.
  • The average penguin has only one orgasm per year.
  • Cyprus has a map on its flag.
  • The Three Wise Men were called Balthazar, Gaspar and Melchior.
  • After meeting the duke of Kent, jazz legend Louis Armstrong sent him a 21st birthday message in which he wrote, “”To Black Jack, the sharpest little cat I know. Satch.””
  • “”Home on the Range”” is Kansas’s state song.
  • King Richard II invented the handkerchief.
  • Sarsaparilla is the root that flavors root beer.
  • The average iceberg weighs 20 million tons.
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