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Sixteen percent of Americans have tattoos. The word "tattoo" comes from the Tahitian word "tattau," which means "to mark."
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The sense of smell of sheepdogs is 44 times better than that of humans.
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Cats have three eyelids.
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The average yawn lasts six seconds.
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The largest rock concert ever was a performance by Rod Stewart on New Year's Eve in 1994. More than 3.5 million people took in the show.
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Obsessive nose-picking is referred to as "rhinotillexomania."
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More than half of lottery jackpot winners go back to work after winning.
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The practice of manicuring nails is more than 4,000 years old.
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The Old Testament is written with a vocabulary of about 5,800 words. The New Testament, about 4,800.
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Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
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At one time, Tennessee was called Franklin.
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On average, a person passes gas 14 times a day.
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In France, the Big Dipper is called the Casserole.
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St. Amand of Maastricht is the patron saint of beer.
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Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee.
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The Sargasso Sea does not have a coastline, because it is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
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Lobsters always enter their burrows tail-first.
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In Africa, a Danakil warrior proves his valor by giving his prospective bride a trophy—a pair of testicles taken from another man, dead or alive.
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"Urophobia" is the fear of urine or urinating.
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One million dollars in pennies (100 million coins) weighs 246 tons.
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"Phasmophobia" is the fear of ghosts.
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A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.
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It's illegal to sell a haunted house in New York without informing the buyer.
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Eighty-two percent of children take part in Halloween festivities, as do 67 percent of adults.
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The first jack-o'-lanterns were made of turnips.
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"Samhainophobia" is the morbid fear of Halloween.
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Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year when it comes to candy sales—estimated at $1.93 billion. One quarter of all the candy sold each year is purchased between September 15 and November 10.
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The word witch comes from the Saxon word wicca, which means "wise one."
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Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green.
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In France, more than 30,000 werewolf cases were tried between 1520 and 1630.
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Dracula is the most filmed story of all time.
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The biggest pumpkin on record weighed 1,385 pounds. It was weighed in October 2003 at a pumpkin festival in Canby, Oregon.
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Trick-or-treating is an Irish tradition, based on a custom where wealthy landowners would give food to the poor on Halloween night, believing ghosts would look favorably on them for doing so and spare them from mischief.
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In Romanian, Dracula means "Son of the Devil."
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The Scots believed in "Samhanach," a goblin who came out only on Halloween and stole children.
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