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flamingo.jpg (9543 bytes)A flamingo can only eat when its head is upside down.

There are approximately 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.

The term "moron" entered our vocabulary when Molière, in his play La Princesse d’Elide, gave a dim-witted character the name Moron.

About 6,000 teens lose their virginity each day in America.

The average pool cue is 57 inches long.

The childhood name of Tarzan was John Clayton, Jr.

Tennis was the first Olympic sport to include women (in Paris, 1900).

The Chinese celebrate birthdays only once every 10 years.

The first minimum wage was instituted in 1938—to the tune of 25¢ an hour.

The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.

After he retired from serving as Tombstone’s marshal, Wyatt Earp moved to San Francisco and became a boxing referee.

Amount of gold used to make class rings in the U.S. each year—7.5 tons.

nose.jpg (5576 bytes)More men stutter than women.

Five hundred cubic feet of air pass through your nose every day.

The watch pocket in pants is called the "fob."

In 1899, Charles Fey invented a slot machine named the Liberty Bell. The device became the model for all slots to follow. In 1999, Nevada had 205,726 slot machines, one for every 10 residents.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’s first names were Henry and Edward, respectively.

A female African elephant can be pregnant for nearly two years.

Robert E. Lee had exceptionally small feet—his shoe size was just 4½.


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