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Fast Facts

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By Marc Viscardi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday February 26, 2002

· Only humans and horses have hymens.

· The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

· The state with the longest coastline in the United States is Michigan.

· "Pulp Fiction" cost $8 million to make $5 million going to actors' salaries.

· "Underground" is the only English word that begins and ends with the letters "u," "n and "d."

· The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

· A full 7 percent of the entire Irish barley crop goes to the production of Guinness beer.

· If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5000 times, but more like 4950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

· The housefly hums in the middle octave, key of F.

· Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula," and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its size, "L.A."

· A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

· Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

· In most advertisements, including newspapers, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

· "Facetious" and "abstemious" contain all the vowels in the correct order.

· The Pez head based on a real person was Betsy Ross.

· A quarter has 119 grooves around the edge.

· A dime has 118 grooves around the edge.


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