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  • When you turn 18 in Wisconsin, you can get a Unicorn Hunting License
  • The Nobel Peace Prize Medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each others shoulders
  • Shakespeare invented more than 1700 words
  • The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the fire engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and soon figured out how to walk up straight staircases.
  • President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee
  • Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance
  • The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket
  • If the population of China walked past you in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction
  • Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight
  • Sherlock Holmes never said “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
  • In related news, Captain Kirk never said “Beam me up, Scotty.”
  • Pogonophobia is the fear of beards
  • The correct response to the Irish greeting, “Top of the morning to you,” is “and the rest of the day to yourself.”
  • The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene
  • The names of the three wise monkeys are: Mizaru: See no evil, Mikazaru: Hear no evil, and Mazaru: Speak no evil
  • Take your weight divide it by 3: that’s how much your leg weighs
  • Metal shrinks when its cold, that’s why the Eiffel tower is 6 inches shorter in winter
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