It has been determined that less than one patented invention in a hundred makes any money for the inventor.

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Salim (1569-1627, heir to the throne of India, had 4 wives when he was only 8 years of age.

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In Thailand, the left hand is considered unclean, so you should not eat with it. Also, pointing with one finger is considered rude and is only done when pointing to objects or animals, never humans.

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At the outbreak of World War I, the American air force consisted of only fifty men.

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A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only 4 miles per hour. Fish, in contrast, have been clocked at 68 mph.

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A swarm of Rocky Mountain locusts flew over Nebraska on July 20-30, 1874 covering an area estimated at 198,600 square miles. The swarm must have contained at least 12.5 trillion insects, weighing about 27.5 million tons.

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In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.

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Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.

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Sheep can recognize other sheep from pictures!

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All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room!

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More than 6,000 people with pillow-related injuries check into U.S. emergency rooms every year!

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A bird ‘chews’ with its stomach.

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Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.

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Civil War General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson has two separate burial sites. His left arm, which was amputated after the battle of Chancellorsville was buried on a nearby farm. A week later, Jackson died and was buried in Lexington, Virginia.

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The original IBM punch-card is the same size as a Civil War era dollar bill.

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