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Tickets to attend an 1896 Olympic competition cost about 16 cents. One hundred years later, the average ticket price for a 1996 Olympic sports competition was $39.72.
Sports » Olympics

Johnny Carson delivered 4,531 opening monologues during his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show.
Entertainment » Television

The hyoid bone in the throat is the only bone in the human body not joined to another.
People

A stegosaurus weighed about as much 25 men, but its brain was about the size of a walnut.
Animals

Although only nine inches tall, an adult roadrunner can keep pace with a human sprinter.
Animals

The dot over an I and j is called a tittle.
Words and Numbers

William Thompson, a Scottish immigrant to the United States, is credited with growing a seedless grape variety that was sweet, thin-skinned, and seedless in 1876. Currently, his Thompson seedless grapes comprise 95 percent of California's raisins.
People

James Garfield's wife, Lucretia Rudolph, was nicknamed "Crete." She maintained an 80-day vigil by her husband's bed after he was shot.
People » US Presidents

According to the National Safety Council, coffee is not successful at sobering up a drunk person, and in many cases it may actually increase the adverse effects of alcohol.
Food and Drink

Most of the information available now is created by individuals instead of businesses. With e-mail transmissions alone, people are creating 500 times as much information as is contained in the total of all Web pages in existence.
Technology

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