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The Hula Hoop is illegal in Finland.

Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.

A soccer ball has 32 panels.

The metal instrument used in shoe stores to measure feet is called the Brannock device.

John Wayne holds the record for playing the most leading roles in films. He played the lead in all but 11 of his 153 movies.

The Oreo is the world’s best-selling cookie.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

The only rock that floats in water is pumice.

According to the Wall Street Journal, more blonde hair dye is sold in Dallas than in any other U.S. city.

Something freckled can be said to be “lentiginous.”

The White House was the biggest house in the United States until the Civil War.

The Chinese invented sauerkraut.

The "ZIP" in "ZIP code" stands for "Zoning Improvement Plan."

Americans say banana is their favorite smell.

According to a recent survey, more Americans lose their virginity in June than in any other month.

Swedes drink more coffee than any other people in the world.

1968 was the last time the Academy Awards show met the scheduled three hour running time.

Twenty-five percent of all businesses in the United States are franchises.

According to an old Egyptian text, a delicate nerve runs from the fourth finger of a person's left hand to their heart, thus explaining the origin why that finger is the "wedding finger."

Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte both suffered from epilepsy.

The two robbers crucified next to Jesus were named Dismas and Gestas.

The cells that make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature.

Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.

Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii and Maine are the four states in the U.S. that do not allow billboards.

Albert Einstein never learned how to drive a car.


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