A fireplace is called a "mantelpiece" because at one time people hung their coats (or "mantles") over the fireplace to dry them.

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Apple seeds are poisonous!

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In 1998, more fast-food employees were murdered on the job than police officers.

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55% of Americans claim they would continue working even if they received a $10,000,000 lottery prize.

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The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning "tribe of superior men".

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Baby elephants can drink over 80 litres of milk a day.

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The first TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.

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Harrods in Britain installed the first escalator in 1878.

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Brushing your teeth regularly has been shown to prevent heart disease.

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The Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed at least 50 million people world-wide, originated in Kansas, not Spain.

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