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During Australia's gold rush in 1850, only a few miners ever became rich. Instead, merchants and shopkeepers were the ones who really got rich.
History

An elephant may consume 500 pounds of hay and 60 gallons of water in a single day.
Animals

A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.
Animals

6% propose over the phone.
Surveys

On September 18, 1974, box-office favorite Doris Day won a $22.8 million suit against her former lawyer and manager, Jerome B. Rosenthal, for malpractice in handling her affairs. She eventually settled for $6 million.
Entertainment

A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water.
Animals

You lose enough dead skin cells in your lifetime to fill eight five-pound flour bags.
Medicine and Health

A shrimp has five pairs of legs.
Animals

Seventy-three percent of Americans are willing to wear clothes until the clothes wear out. The poll conducted by Louis Harris and Associates also revealed: 92 percent are willing to eliminate annual model changes in automobiles; 57 percent are willing to see a national policy that would make it cheaper to live in multiple-unit apartments than in single-family homes; 91 percent are willing to eat more vegetables and less meat for protein.
Statistics

Rap music star Vanilla Ice's real name is Robert Van Winkle.
Entertainment

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