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    Re: I Didn't Know That!

    Jockeys can place bets on horses to win, but only on the horse that they are riding.
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    Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.

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    The Snurfer was the first marketed snowboard. The Snurfer was created in 1965 by Sherman Poppen in Muskegon, Michigan when he bound two skis together.
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    Mosquitoes prefer children to adults, and blondes to brunettes. (from corsinet.com)
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    "Contrary to popular belief, most educated Europeans in Columbus' day understood that the world was round, but they did not yet know that the Pacific Ocean existed. As a result, Columbus and his contemporaries assumed that only the Atlantic lay between Europe and the riches of the East Indies." source: history.com

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    There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo.

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    Oranges are not called oranges because they are orange but rather from the Sanskrit word for 'fragrant' .... naranja
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    The game Monopoly turned 80 today.

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    The shortest professional basketball player was Muggsy Bogues. His real name was Tyrone and he was just 5 foot 3 inches tall ..... if you can call that "tall"! He played for the Charlotte Hornets, the Washington Bullets, the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors.
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    Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.

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