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Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital.

Because it has no backbone, a seventy-pound octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a silver dollar.

Beethoven poured ice water over his head when he sat down to create music, believing it stimulated his brain.

Kermit the Frog has 11 points on his collar around his neck.

Tabasco sauce is made by fermenting vinegar and hot peppers in a French oak barrel which has three inches of salt on top and is aged for three years until all the salt is diffused through the barrel.

Stevie Wonder endorses all contracts with his fingerprint.

There are more Samoans in Los Angeles than on American Samoa.

The stick insects of Indonesia are the biggest insects in the world, sometimes reaching a foot in length.

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons versus .875 gallons for women.

One year, Elvis Presley once paid 91% of his annual income to the IRS.

Mistletoe is a parasite. It wraps itself around certain trees to extract the sap from them. On the other hand, mistletoe, an evergreen, can also help its host by supplying it with chlorophyll in winter when the host plant has lost its leaves.

Prize fights prior to the turn of the century were fought bare knuckled, and often lasted up to more than a hundred rounds.

The expression "tit for tat" comes from "dit vor dat" which means "this for that" in Dutch.

Julius Caesar was self-conscious about his receding hairline, hence the laurel wreath he wore.

Jeanne Pierre Francois Blanchard built the first parachute and tested it using a dog.

In 1845 Boston had an ordinance banning bathing unless you had a doctor's prescription.

The wingspan of a Boeing 747 jet is longer than the Wright Brothers' first flight.

The Red Baron, Manfred von Richtofen, Germany's air ace in World War I, was nicknamed by Allied pilots for his plane, a red Albatros fighter—he had 60 confirmed kills. He was shot down, and killed, in France on April 21, 1918.

Lobsters are scared of octopuses. The sight of one makes a lobster freeze.

The first typewriter was built by William Burt in 1829 and was intended to be used for the blind.

People who have never been married are seven and a half times more likely than married people to be admitted to a psychiatric facility.

We tie shoes to the cars of newlyweds because shoes are related to feet, and feet have long been considered phallic symbols. Tying shoes to the car serves the same purpose as throwing rice, it's a wish for the couple's fertility.

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