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Bizarre Fact #81:
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There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru.

Bizarre Fact #82:
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There is a type of coffin made that can be used as a wine rack or picnic table before its final use.

Bizarre Fact #83:
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There is an organization called SCROOGE in Charlottesville, Virginia that stands for Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges. This was formed to keep gift giving affordable and simple.

Bizarre Fact #84:
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There is enough water in American swimming pools to cover the whole city of San Francisco seven feet deep.

Bizarre Fact #85:
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There is no tipping in Iceland.

Bizarre Fact #86:
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There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, "Not Able to Fornicate."

Bizarre Fact #87:
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Touching and stroking a plant will aid in it growing healthy.

Bizarre Fact #88:
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When Easter baskets were first introduced they were made to look like a bird's nest.

Bizarre Fact #89:
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Did you play with LEGO blocks when you were a kid?
Since 1949, the LEGO company, based in Denmark, has produced more than 200,000,000,000 of the plastic elements that make up the Lego System.
There are 102,981,500 ways to combine six of the 8-studed bricks of one color.
The name LEGO did not come from the cry of an angry mother who couldn't get her kid to put down his toys and come to dinner: "LEGO of those bricks or I'll kill you!" It's from the Danish, "LEg GOdt," which means "play well."

Bizarre Fact #90:
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The issue of leap year and the weirdness of February is always worth looking at because, coming so infrequently, who can remember the explanation for it from the last time? The earth revolves around the sun every 365.24 days, not an even 365. That produces an extra day's worth of hours every four years. We could distribute them as a bonus to everyone: a one-day time-out every fourth year in which the clock is stopped and we stay in bed all day. But we don't. Instead we add an extra day onto February.
Why February? It was originally the last month on the Roman calendar and a logical place to stick the extra day. But Julius Caesar changed the first month to January, stranding February and its little peculiarity in the second spot.


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