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"Pez" (as in the candy) comes from the German, PfeffErminZ, meaning peppermint.

The bones of a pigeon weigh less than its feathers.

After taxes, the winners on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire take home about $650,000.

Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.

Woody Allen takes his temperature every two hours during the day.

69% of American workers say they find praise and recognition from their bosses more motivating than money.

More people in the U.S. are killed by pigs, lightning and bees each year than by sharks.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

Shania Twain moisturizes her face with a product called Bag Balm, originally created to numb cows’ udders to they don’t feel pain while being milked.

In 1750, people on the streets of London jeered at philanthropist Jonas Hanway. Why? He was the first man to carry an umbrella.

The only active diamond mine in the United States is in Arkansas.

Neutering a cat extends its life span by two or three years.

The human body has enough fat to produce seven bars of soap.

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

It is illegal to plow a cotton field with an elephant in North Carolina.

The orchid lasts longer than any other bloom.

All officers in the Confederate army were given copies of Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, to carry with them at all times. Robert E. Lee, among others, believed the book symbolized their cause.

There are 132 rooms in the White House.

A group of cats is called a "clowder."


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