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Facts of the Week 9-26-11

~ Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
~ Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.
~ Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
~ Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’.
~ A shrimp’s heart is in its head.
~ The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
~ The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
~ American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
~ The average American makes 3.4 trips to the supermarket each week.
~ Nobody knows what Christopher Columbus looked like; his portrait was never painted.
~ Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper were all invented by Civil War veterans.
~ Grover Cleveland was the Mayor of Buffalo, the Governor of New York and the President of the United States within three and a half years.
~ Hot water is heavier than cold water.
~ Alaskans eat twice as much ice cream per capita than the rest of the nation.
~ Three out of every four creatures living on Earth are insects.
~ Monaco and Vatican City are smaller than New York’s Central Park

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