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In 1977, less than 9 percent of physicians in the U.S. were women.

The wristwatch was invented in 1904 by Louis Cartier.
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Most vampires are described in folklore as flushed and ruddy, with swollen bodies and bloated faces. Often, they can be identified because they're sitting up in the grave.

The huddle formation used by football teams originated at Gallaudet University, a liberal arts college for deaf people in Washington, D.C., to prevent other schools from reading their sign language.

Isaac Asimov wrote more than 500 books during his lifetime (1920-1992). He has the honor of being the only person who has authored a book in each of the Dewey Decimal System classifications.

Oblong, linear, oval, elliptical, awl-shaped, spatulate, deltoid, and reniform are different types of leaf shapes.

In 2000, Internet use since 1998 has tripled in Hong Kong. According to the South China Morning Post, the time spent online averaged out to almost seven minutes for every Hong Kong resident.

The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body.

Queen Elizabeth II wore three different crowns on her coronation day in 1953.

Lettuce is the world's most popular green.
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