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It took 20,000 men 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
Jericho is the oldest walled city in the world at 9,000 yrs old!
Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.
Kermit the frog delivered the commencement address at Southampton College located in the state of New York in 1996.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
King George I could not speak English!
Last 2 European countries to let women vote: Switzerland (1971) and Leichtenstein (1984).
Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.
London's Pall Mall became the first street lit by gaslight in 1807!
Manhattan Island of New York City was purchased for $24 from the Algonquian Indians in 1624!
Mexico City is built on top of an underground resevoir!
More Americans have died in car accidents than have died in all the wars ever fought by the United States.
More than 100 pizza box-related patents have been issued since 1976!
Mussolini dodged the Italian draft.
Napoleon constructed his battle plans in a sandbox.
Napoleon had conquered Italy by the time he was twenty-six.
Neanderthal man had a brain capcity 100cc larger than modern man's.
Neither the saxophone, the tuba, the coronet, nor the valve trumpet existed before 1800.
No one knows how many people died during the sinking of the Titanic.
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