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According to a Gallup poll, 11 percent of the U.S. population believes in ghosts and other supernatural entities.

Aluminum, glass, and paper are the three materials most easy to recycle.

When talk show host Jay Leno was in fifth grade, his teacher wrote the following on his report card: "If Jay spent as much time studying as he does trying to be a comedian, he'd be a big star."

Ernestine Williams of Florida, an arthritic grandmother, allegedly ran a family pickpocket ring from her wheelchair for ten years. Ernestine taught her children and teenage grandson the tricks of the trade, and took in as much as $50,000 per day. Following a two-year investigation, they were all arrested in November 2000 on racketeering charges.

In Brazil, Christmas is celebrated with fireworks.

The United States is the biggest meat-eater in the world. The average person consumes 261 pounds of meat a year. Sixty-four pounds of that amount will be beef and about 50 pounds will be chicken.
Food and Drink

If you are right-handed, you will tend to chew your food on the right side of the mouth. If you are left-handed, you will tend to chew your food on the left.

The pyramids in Egypt contain enough stone and mortar to construct a wall 10 feet high and 5 feet wide running from New York City to Los Angeles.

In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt had to call a meeting of Yale, Harvard and Princeton representatives to the White House to find a way to stop the growing brutality in football because the previous year 18 Americans lost their lives playing football, and 154 more were seriously injured.
People » US Presidents

The revamped Mickey Mouse Club (also known as MMC) on cable's Disney Channel proved to be a fertile garden for nurturing future stars. The youngsters who were on the show in the early 1990s who went on to bigger fame and fortune include pop singers Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chasez of 'N Sync, and actress Keri Russell of TV's Felicity.

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