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  • Clue used to be spelled "clew." This was due to clew meaning "a ball of twine" which was symbolic of following the string through a maze and helping find "the way" or "an answer."

 

  • The first official U.S. coin said, "Mind your business."

 

  • El Salvador has the highest per capita consumption of Worcestershire Sauce in the world.

 

  • Don Featherstone, the creator of the famous plastic pink garden flamingo, wore matching outfits with his wife every single day for 35 years.

 

  • Jay-Z, DMX, Biggie Smalls, and Busta Rhymes all went to the same junior high school (George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High in Brooklyn) at the same time.

 

  • For the first 40 million years that wooden trees were in existence, they were not biodegradable. Wood would not decompose until a fungus learned how to make it rot.

 

  • Shaquille O"Neal only made one 3-pointer in his entire career.

 

  • When George Foreman won the Heavyweight Championship at age 45 against Michael Moorer, he wore the same trunks he wore when he lost the title to Muhammad Ali 20 years prior.

 

            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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