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  • Mickey Mouse was originally going to be called Mortimer Mouse. But Walt Disney’s wife hated the name, and insisted on Mickey.
  • If you have odontophobia, you are afraid of teeth.
  • In the movie ET, the sound of ET walking was actually the sound of someone squishing their hands in jelly.
  • The largest number of children born to a single woman is 69. Over the course of forty years, a woman in Russia gave birth to 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets.
  • Dr. Suess invented the word “nerd.”
  • Long ago, if a town wanted a person to move out, they burned their house down. This inspired the expression, “to get fired.”
  • The New York phone book had 22 Hitlers listed before World War II… and none after.
  • ‘Jedi’ is an official religion in Australia, with over 70,000 advocates.
  • In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital was forced to suspend several workers. Why? They were taking bets on who would be the next patient to die.
  • Donald Duck was banned in Finland, because he didn’t wear any pants.
  • In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.
  • The success of the Harry Potter series has had some unintended side effects. In many countries, most notably China, there have been many unregistered knockoffs. Including “Harry Potter and the Big Funnel.”
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