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Fast Facts

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Illustration by Cody Angell
By Marc Viscardi
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday March 4, 2003

· Every day, people around the world drink more than 300 million Cokes.

· About 10 billion cigarettes are produced annually throughout the world.

· Walter Cavanaugh, "Mr. Plastic Fantastic," has 1,196 different valid credit cards.

· In an attempt to make his character Karl Childers walk in a more awkward manner in the film Sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton put crushed glass in his shoes.

· The most valuable bathtub in the world is valued at $5 million. It is solid gold.

· Due to the time zones, Santa has 31 hours to deliver gifts that's 832 homes each second.

· The average human eye blinks 6,205,000 times each year.

· Some toothpastes contain antifreeze.

· The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

· The world's greatest lover was King Mongut of Siam. He had 9,000 wives. Before dying of syphilis, he was quoted as saying he only loved the first 700.

· Only three people have won two Nobel prizes Linus Pauling won one Nobel prize for chemistry (1954) and one for peace (1964), Fred Sanger won two for chemistry (1958 and 1980) and Marie Curie won one for physics (1903) and one for chemistry (1911).

· The average Japanese businessman will bow 200 times a day.


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