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Fanta Orange is the third largest selling soft drink in the world.

Every photograph of an American atomic bomb detonation was taken by Harold Edgerton.

All U.S. Presidents have worn glasses, some of them just didn't like to be seen wearing them in public.

Debra Winger was the voice of E.T.

Dr. Seuss coined the word "nerd" in his 1950 book, If I Ran the Zoo.

Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.

King Charles VII, assassinated in 1167, was the first Swedish king with the name of Charles. Charles I, II, III, IV, V, and VI never existed.

A person at rest generates as much heat as a 100-watt lightbulb.

A whale's heart beats only nine times a minute.

In Minnesota, you may not hang male and female underwear next to each other on a clothesline.

Taft was the last President with facial hair.

The Chinese ideogram for "trouble" depicts two women living under one roof.

The famous split-fingered Vulcan salute is actually intended to represent the first letter ("shin," pronounced "sheen") of the word "shalom." As a boy, Leonard Nimoy observed his rabbi using it in a benediction and eventually added it to Star Trek lore.

The first CD pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA.

The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

The L.L. in L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood.

Car manufacturer Henry Ford was awarded Hitler's Supreme Order of the German Eagle.

Alexander the Great was an epileptic.

It's estimated that you'll eat 35,000 cookies in your lifetime.

Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.

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