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The Oscars were held twice in 1930. There was no ceremony at all in 1933.

The Pink Floyd album, "Dark Side of the Moon," stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 741 weeks (or 14 years).

The Pony Express didn't use ponies, they used horses.

The practice of manicuring nails is more than 4,000 years old.

The ZIP in Zip Codes stands for "Zone Improvement Plan."

There are 1,943 names listed in the closing credits of The Matrix Reloaded.

There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many as automobiles.

There is a mineral called cummingtonite.

The Roman word for "secretary" meant "one who keeps a secret."

The Sargasso Sea does not have a coastline, because it is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

The shoestring was invented in England in 1790. Prior to this time all shoes were fastened with buckles.

The spots on dice are called "pips."

The sweet potato is a member of the morning glory family.

The term "hooch" for liquor comes from the Hoochinoo Indians, known for their ability to make liquor so strong it could knock someone out.

The term "surfing the Internet" was created in 1992 by author Jean Armour Polly. She came up with the term because her mouse pad had a picture of a surfer on it.

The three cities with the highest percentage of counterfeit bills are Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

The Titanic was never christened.

The Tokyo World Lanes Bowling Center, with 252 lanes, is the largest bowling establishment in the world.

The vintage date on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling.

The youngest Pope was 11 years old.

There's no evidence that pirates ever buried their treasure. That myth first came up when captain William Kidd lied about burying his gold during his trial.

There were 11 tail feathers on the original NBC peacock.

Thirty-eight percent of men sleep in a room other than the bedroom at least once a month.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.

Twinkies are 68 percent air.

Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.

Ukulele means "jumping flea" in Hawaiian.

Unatractiphobia is a fear of ugly people.

Victoria Woodhall was the first woman to run for President of the U.S. in 1872.

Walt Disney World generates about 56 tons of trash every day.

When Play-Doh was first introduced, in 1956, the only color available was off white.

Wonder Woman's bracelets were made of a substance called feminum.

Worldwide consumption of pork exceeds that of any other meat.

Yak hair is considered the best kind of hair from which to make a clown wig.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

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