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One of the listed ingredients of Fruitopia fruit juice is cochineal—that's a red dye made from the pulverized bodies of insects.

The name of the horse that played Mister Ed on TV was "Bamboo Harvester."

In 1915, the Revenue Cutter Service and the United States Lifesaving Service combined to become the United States Coast Guard.

The Aweikoma of southeastern Brazil use the same term for both "eating" and "intercourse" because they both involve entering bodily orifices.

68% of Americans prefer their toilet tissue to unwind over the spool, not under it.

Vanilla is used to make chocolate.

California ranks 48th in the nation in power consumption per person.

There is more lemon in Lemon Pledge furniture polish than in Country Time Lemonade.

The name "yoyo" was first brought to the attention of western society in a 1916 Scientific American article on toys from the Philippines.

About 7% of all working Americans have at some time worked at McDonalds.

A microsecond is one millionth of a second. A nanosecond is one billionth of a second. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, or one millionth of a microsecond. An attosecond is one quintillionth of a second. A femtosecond is one millionth of a nanosecond.

In Old English, "scot" meant payment, or one’s share of a payment. To go "scot free" meant to escape that charge.

There are 40 squares on a Monopoly board.

In the U.S. version of Monopoly, which Atlantic City street name is misspelled? Marvin Gardens. (A formal apology was issued to the residents of Marven Gardens in 1995.)

The average wind speed on the planet Jupiter is 225 miles per hour.

Women are most likely to want to commit adultery when they’re ovulating.

85%-90% of a horse's life is spent on its feet.

Camelot’s Round Table seated 150 knights, with one place left open for the Holy Grail.

Three times as many people in America put ketchup along side their French Fries as put it on top.

The origin of the word "Eskimo" comes from the Algonquin word for "he eats it raw" or "eats raw flesh."


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