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Subject: Gee, I Never Knew this Stuff

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1. The only two days of the year in which there are no 
professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are
 the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars 
Game. 
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2. Coca-Cola was originally green. 
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3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the 
US Treasury. 
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4. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can 
hear better. 
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5. The state with the highest percentage of people who 
walk to work: 
Alaska 
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6. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% 
( now get this...) 
7. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 
38% 
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8. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of 
eleven: $6,400 
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9. The average number of people airborne over the US any 
given hour: 
61,000 
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10. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in 
their hair. 
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11. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived 
in China in 1910. 
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12. The youngest pope was 11 years old. 
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13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter: 
Tom Sawyer. 
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14. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile 
National Monuments. 
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15. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a 
great king from history: 
Spades - King David, 
Hearts - Charlemagne, 
Clubs -Alexander, the Great 
Diamonds - Julius Caesar 
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16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 
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17. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has 
both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. 
If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died 
as a result of wounds received in battle. 
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of 
natural causes. 
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18. Only two people signed the Declaration of 
Independence on July 4th, 
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. 
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last 
signature wasn't added until 5 years later. 
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20. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the 
English language. 
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21. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine 
that make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt. 
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22. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed 
stadium has ever won a Super bowl. 
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Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other 
TV show? 
A. No theme song 
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what? 
A. Their birthplace. 
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most 
popular boat name requested? 
A. Obsession 
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Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you 
have to go until you would find the letter "A"? 
A. One thousand 
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Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield 
wipers, and laserprinters all have in common? 
A. All invented by women. 
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Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? 
A. Honey 
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Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any 
other day of the year? 
A. Father's Day 
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Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs 
Bunny) is the most ironic? 
A. He was allergic to carrots. 
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Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at 
a party in your home ? 
A. THEY LOOK into your medicine cabinet. 
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