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  • The British government coined the slogan, "Keep Calm and Carry On," during World War II in order to motivate citizens to stay strong.
  • The color red doesn't really make bulls angry; they are color blind.
  • Forest Fenn, an art dealer and author, hid a treasure chest in the Rocky Mountains worth over 1 million dollars. It still has not been found.
  • In 2009, Stephen Hawking held a reception for time travelers, but did not publicize it until after. This way, only those who could time travel would be able to attend. Nobody else attended.
  • During the cremation process of a 500-pound body, the corpse was so obese that it set the crematorium on fire.
  • Red Solo cups are a common souvenir to bring back from the United States. The novelty comes from the cups being used in many party scenes in movies.
  • There is a town in Nebraska called Monowi with a population of one. The only resident is a woman who is the mayor, bartender and librarian.
  • The average American child is given $3.70 per tooth that falls out.

 

      Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

 

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