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If all of the water were drained from the body of an average 160-pound man, the body would weigh 64 pounds.

During the American revolution, more inhabitants of the American colonies fought for the British than for the Continental Army.

A bison can jump 6 feet.

Mawari-butai, or the revolving stage, was first invented in Japan about 300 years ago. The stage device made rapid changes of a scene possible without interrupting the flow of the plot. This was later introduced abroad.

French sculptor Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker" was intended to be part of a great pair of doors called the "Gates of Hell," but the doors were never finished.

Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons for men versus 0.875 gallons for women.
Medicine and Health

Harrison Ford is listed as one of 50 people barred from entering Tibet – apparently, Disney Studios clashed with Chinese officials over the film Kundun (1997). Ford's wife, at the time, Melissa Mathison wrote the screenplay.
Entertainment » Disney

The White House is the oldest federal building in the capital.

Moving water rarely freezes solid.

The state of Louisiana has two official state songs: “Give Me Louisiana” and “You Are My Sunshine.”
Geography » US

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