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Forty percent of the American population has never visited a dentist.

The largest number of movie theaters in one city was 986 in New York in 1913.

Based on research with the human body's internal clock, the period between the hours of 4 and 6 in the afternoon is when people are the most irritable. Evidence has shown that more human bites are treated in hospitals at this time of the day than any other.

Rattan palms found in the jungles of Southeast Asia have vinelike stems that trail along the jungle floor up to 250 feet in all directions.

The letter "B" took its present form from a symbol used in Egyptian hieroglyphics to represent a house. Its original Egyptian form looked very much like its modern one.
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Kittens can clock an amazing 31 mile per hour at full speed, and can cover about three times their body length per leap.

In 1952, CBS made computer history by being the first to use a computer, the UNIVAC I, to forecast the U.S. presidential election.
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The blue whale, the world's largest animal, needs to consume a million-and-a-half-calorie diet every day.

The largest number of horses assembled for a film was 8,000 for King Vidor's epic film War and Peace (1956).
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Of all the ore dug in diamond mines, only one carat in every 23 tons proves to be a diamond.

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