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    Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
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  • 82
    Washington, D.C. has one lawyer for every 19 residents!
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  • 83
    Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it's known as Tennessee!
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  • 84
    Three Mile Island is only 2 1/2 miles long.
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  • 85
    There is a town called Paradise and a town called Hell in Michigan!
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  • 86
    There is a city called Rome on every continent.
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  • 87
    There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!
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  • 88
    There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
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  • 89
    There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.
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  • 90
    There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States!
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  • 91
    The Zip Code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, New York.
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  • 92
    The University of Alaska stretches over 4 time zones.
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  • 93
    The United States produces more tobacco than it does wheat.
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  • 94
    The United States Postal Service handles over forty percent of the world's mail volume.
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  • 95
    The United States has the highest minimum drinking age in the world.
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  • 96
    The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
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  • 97
    The state of Wyoming is named after a valley in Pennsylvania.
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  • 98
    The state of Florida is bigger than England.
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  • 99
    The Pacific island of Nauru's economy is almost entirely based on bird droppings.
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    The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado!
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  • 101
    The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
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  • 102
    The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
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  • 103
    The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.
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  • 104
    The Canary Islands were not named after a bird called the canary. They were named after a breed of dogs!
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  • 105
    The average U.S. farm has 467 acres; the average Japanese farm has 3 acres.
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  • 106
    Switzerland has the highest per-capita consumption of soft drinks in the world.
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  • 107
    Sweden has more telephones per capita than any country on earth.
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  • 108
    Streets in Japan do not have names.
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  • 109
    St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called 'Pigs Eye'.
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  • 110
    Persia changed its name to Iran in 1935.
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  • 111
    Only 51% of South Carolina high school students will graduate, the lowest of any state.
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  • 112
    One percent of Greenland's population lives in a single apartment building!
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  • 113
    One out of every 11 workers in North Carolina depends on tobacco for their livelihood!
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  • 114
    More than 400,000 U.S. houses still lack indoor plumbing.
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  • 115
    Mexico has more American residents than any other country except the United States.
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  • 116
    Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 18 inches per year!
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  • 117
    Manhattan Island of New York City was purchased for $24 from the Algonquian Indians in 1624!
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  • 118
    Last 2 European countries to let women vote: Switzerland (1971) and Leichtenstein (1984).
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  • 119
    Jacksonville, Florida, has the largest total area of any city in the United States.
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  • 120
    It is illegal for tourists to enter Mexico with more than 2 CD's!
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