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Interesting Facts of the Day | Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

If you were to take a taxicab from New York City to Los Angeles, it would cost you $8,325.

A poem written to celebrate a wedding is called a epithalamium.

Australian soldiers used the song “We’re Off to See the Wizard” as a marching song in WWII.

Four men in the history of boxing have been knocked out in the first eleven seconds of the first round.

Happy as a clam is from the expression happy as a clam at high tide. Clams are only harvested when the tide is out.

Interesting Facts of the Day | Friday, June 21st, 2013

The most sensitive cluster of nerves is at the base of the spine.

The surface of the Earth is about 60% water and 10% ice.

More people are afraid of spiders than death. Amazingly, few people are afraid of Champagne corks even though you are more likely to be killed by one than by a spider.

”Judge Judy” has a $25,000,000 salary, while Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg has a $190,100 salary.

The ZIP in “ZIP code” means Zoning Improvement Plan.