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Bizarre Fact #121:
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BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages first appeared on the market in 1921, however, the little red string that is used to open the package did not get added until 1940.

Bizarre Fact #122:
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Beatrix Potter created the first of her legendary "Peter Rabbit" children's stories in 1902.

Bizarre Fact #123:
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Because of its size, the Pentagon operates much like a small city; it has it's own shopping mall, bank, power plant, water and sewage facilities, fire station, police force, fast food restaurants and a "mayor".

Bizarre Fact #124:
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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.

Bizarre Fact #125:
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Buckingham Palace consists of 600 rooms.

Bizarre Fact #126:
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Built in only 16 months between 1941 and 1942, the Pentagon is only 71ft tall, yet it has 5 floors, 17.5 miles of corridors, 150 stairways, 280 restrooms, 685 drinking fountains, 7,748 windows and workers replace more than 250 lightbulbs each day.

Bizarre Fact #127:
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By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

Bizarre Fact #128:
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Calvin and Hobbes: Hobbes originally had pads on his hands and feet but Bill Waterson (the creator) found them too distracting and removed them.

Bizarre Fact #129:
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Camera shutter speed "B" stands for bulb.

Bizarre Fact #130:
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Carnegie Mellon University offers bag piping as a major. The instructor James McIntosh, who is a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and who began bag piping at the age 11.


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