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by Florence Shea

More boys than girls are born during the day; more girls are born at night.

Most alcoholic beverages contain all 13 minerals necessary to sustain life.

Reindeer milk has more fat than cow milk.

To sell your home faster and for more money, paint it yellow.

Daphne du Maurier, best known for Rebecca, wrote the story upon which Alfred Hitchcock based his 1963 suspense film The Birds.

Scarlett O’Hara’s real first name was Katie                            .

Actor Sylvester Stallone once had a job as a lion cage cleaner.

The average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring in a lifetime.

The word “queue” is the only word in English that is pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

If a frog’s mouth is held open too long the frog will suffocate.

In Disney’s fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney spelled backwards.

Tablecloths meant to be served as towels with which dinner guests could wipe their hands and faces after eating.

When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour. To photograph the event, a camera must shoot at a millionth of a second.

Before settling on the name of Tiny Tim for his character in “A Christmas Carol,” three other alliterative names were considered by Charles Dickens. They were Little Larry, Puny Pete, and Small Sam.

Around 1900, the Addis Brush Company started producing the first artificial Christmas tree. It was made from the same material that they used for their toilet brushes.

Hallmark introduced its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company.

    Sources: funfunnyfacts.com, trivia country.com, alltrivia.net. qsl.net, strangefacts.com, funtrivia.com, corsinet.com.

   December 6, 2013

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