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Soft drinks are American's favorite beverage. Water ranks Number 2, and milk is Number 3. The average American drinks about 52 gallons of soft drinks per year.

Eastman Kodak's Brownie camera cost $1.00 when it was introduced in 1900.

Ten percent of frequent fliers say they never check their luggage when flying.

In central Australia, it was once the custom for balding Aranda Aborigines to wear wigs made of emu feathers.
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Peter the Great of Russia was almost 7 feet tall.

About half of all Americans are on a diet on any given day.

On a hot summer day, a large oak tree gives off approximately fifty barrels of water in the form of a fine vapor.

A “distich” is composed of two poetic lines matching both sound and sense. It is used during the Chinese New Year to express the people's wish for a peaceful and happy new year.

Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique prints. Koala prints cannot be distinguished from human fingerprints.

As of September 1998, the highest recorded mileage for a car was 1,615,000 miles for a 1966 Volvo P-1800.

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