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An hour of typing burns 110 calories.

The French tickler was invented by a Tibetan monk.

"Corduroy" comes from the French, "cord du roi," or "cloth of the king."

Malaria has caused half of all deaths since the Stone Age.

Martha Washington is the only woman ever to have her portrait appear on a U.S. currency note.

Whispering is more wearing on your voice than a normal speaking tone.

The average woman uses about 7,000 words a day. Men use around 2,000.

Lucifer is Latin for "light bringer."

When commercial telephone service was introduced between New York and London in 1927, the first three minutes of a call cost $75.

"Medomalacuphobia" is the fear of losing an erection.

Superman had a pet monkey. It was named Beppo.

There are more than 30,000 varieties of orchid—more than any other kind of flower.

There are three million stutterers in the United States.

The original title of the movie Pretty Woman was 3000. That's the amount of money Richard Gere's character pays Julia Roberts' character for a week of companionship.

The "Kama Sutra" was written by Mallanga Vatsyayana, rumored to have been celibate.

Only one crime was defined in the US Constitution. Treason.

A group of lizards is called "lounge."

The oldest gun manufacturer in the world is Beretta firearms. The company was founded in 1526.

Frank Sinatra's epitaph reads, "The best is yet to come."

In Kansas, it is illegal to shoot rabbits from a motorboat.

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