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2,500 newborn babies will be dropped in the next month.
A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.
A baboon called Jackie became a private in the South African army in World War I.
A fire in Australia has been burning for more than 5,000 years!
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
A survey reported that 12% of Americans think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
About 3000 years ago, most Egyptians died by the time they were 30!
According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.
Al Capone died in prison from syphillis - despite being the first sufferer to be treated with antibiotics!
An American urologist once bought Napoleon's penis for $40,000.
Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.
Ancient Romans at one time used human urine as an ingredient in their toothpaste.
At age 18, the Queen of England was a mechanic for the British Military.
Austria was the first country to use postcards.
Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun.
By 3,000 B.C. there were at least six different types of beer in Egypt.
Canada's new flag, with its maple leaf design, was unfurled in 1965 in Ottawa!
Chrysler built B-29's that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant called Diamond Star.
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