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The shape of the follicle determines the curliness of your hair.
People

Chicago's Wrigley Field is one of the oldest and most cherished ball parks in the United States. The American tradition of singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the beginning of each baseball game started at Wrigley Field during the first game of the 1918 World Series. The ball park is affected by wind conditions more than any other major league park. Breezes off Lake Michigan favor pitchers, but winds blowing toward Lake Michigan make home run hits easy. It is the only park where it's more difficult to hit a homer down the foul line than to hit one 50 or so feet out in fair territory, because the bleachers protrude into the outfield.
Sports » Baseball

A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.
Statistics

The human heart rests between beats. In an average lifetime of 70 years, the total resting time is estimated to be about 40 years.
People

The medical term for the condition known as writers' cramp is "chirospasm."
Words and Numbers

Unknown people made the first glassware about 3,500 years ago in Mesopotamia.
Inventions

A short time before Lincoln's assassination, he dreamed he was going to die, and he related his dream to the Senate.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

About two-thirds of the people who live in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area have never visited the Grand Canyon.
People

In 1923, Charlie Chaplin directed "A Woman of Paris," his only silent film in which he did not star. He did, however, play a walk-on.
Entertainment » Movies

In old Siam, white elephants were so rare that they were automatically the property of the emperor. To punish people, the emperor would give them a white elephant because while they had to care for it, it was forbidden to ride or work it.
Animals

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