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Bizarre Fact #11:
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Fires onland generally move faster uphill than downhill.

Bizarre Fact #12:
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Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace.

Bizarre Fact #13:
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If someone was to fly once around the surface of the moon, it would be equal to a round trip from New York to London.

Bizarre Fact #14:
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In 1907, on New Year's Eve, the original ball that was lowered in Times Square was made of wood and iron and had 100 light bulbs on it.

Bizarre Fact #15:
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In 1958, the Crayola crayon color "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight Blue" by the request of teachers as kids could not relate to Prussian history.

Bizarre Fact #16:
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In 1971, the postal code was introduced in Ottawa, Ontario.

Bizarre Fact #17:
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In 1982, a cactus in Phoenix, Arizona killed a man. David Grundman fired two shotgun blasts at a giant saguaro cactus that ended up falling on top of him.

Bizarre Fact #18:
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In 1989, the space shuttle Discovery carried 32 fertilized chicken eggs into orbit.

Bizarre Fact #19:
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In 2001, St Patrick's Day was banned in Ireland because of the scare caused by foot and mouth disease.

Bizarre Fact #20:
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In 2002, the most popular boat name in the U.S. was Liberty.


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