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There are more telephones than people in Washington, D.C.

There are more television sets in the United States than there are people in Japan.

There are more than 10,000 golf courses in the United States.

There are more than 200 different types of Barbie® dolls.

There are more than 30,000 diets on public record.

There are over 375 organizations around the world devoted to Sherlock Holmes. The largest group is the Japan Sherlock Holmes Club with over 1,200 members.

A 1994 study found that only 20 percent of California hospitals require nursing aides to have high school diplomas.

A 1997 Gallup poll found that about one in four American workers — 24 percent — said that if they could do so, they would fire their boss.

A basketball ring's inner diameter is 18 inches.

A Boeing 747 jumbo jet weighs 55 times the weight of an average African elephant.

A bolt of lightning travels at speeds of up to 100 million feet per second, or 72 million miles per hour.

A broken clock is right at least twice a day.

A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.

A clock losing 30 minutes a day will show the correct time once every 24 days, but a clock losing only one-thousandth of a second per day will be correct only once every 118,275 years.

A Club Med survey found that couples who dieted while on vacation argued three times more often than those who didn't, and that those who didn't diet had three times as many romantic interludes.

A cord of wood is 128 cubic feet and usually measures 4 feet high, 4 feet wide, and 8 feet long.

A cosmic year lasts 225 million earth years. That's the amount of time it takes the sun to make one revolution around the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

A cubic mile of ordinary fog contains less than a gallon of water

A Dutch study indicated that 50 percent of the adult Dutch population have never flown in an airplane, and 28 percent admitted a fear of flying.

A fourth of the population in metropolitan Detroit claims German heritage, a million people in Michigan as a whole.

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