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There were seven pairs of ruby slippers used during the filming of The Wizard of Oz.

It's estimated that 40 percent of players in the NBA have a criminal record.

Experts claim the color combination that has the most visual impact is black on yellow.

The medical term for a nosebleed is "epistaxisis."

Only 0.1 percent of animal species that have ever lived are still alive today.

In poker, a card combination of 9 and 5 is called a "Dolly Parton," in reference to the film in which Parton starred, 9 to 5.

Actor Tom Hanks is a third cousin, four times removed, to Abraham Lincoln.

Mallard ducks have 360-degree vision.

Two hundred million atoms placed in a row would measure one inch.

Just 14 percent of Chinese women believe having sex with an animal should be illegal.

During his entire lifetime, Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" only sold about 3,000 copies.

Robert E. Lee was the only person to graduate from West Point without a demerit.

Ninety percent of Brazilian women classify beauty products as an essential rather than a luxury (the average worldwide is 77 percent).

"Cainophobia" is the fear of newness.

Since Neptune was discovered in 1846, it has made about three-quarters of one revolution of the Sun.

Julius Caesar hated cats.

In New York City, rats bite about 311 people in an average year. However, 1,519 residents are bitten annually by other New Yorkers.

The set of glasses filled with different levels of water used to make different musical tones is called a hydrodaktulopsychicarmonica.

"Judo" translates as "the gentle way."

About 130,000 freed slaves became Union soldiers during the Civil War.

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