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468.   In 1894, the carnival made its debut in North America.  

469.   A catfish has about 100,000 taste buds.  

470.   There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.  

471.   Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a fifty thousand-word novel, "Gadsby," without any word containing the letter "e."  

472.   On average, a person will spend about five years eating during their lifetime.  

473.   Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States.  

474.   A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds.  

475.   The Great Wall stretches for about 4,500 miles across North China.  

476.   Oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, was the world's first billionaire.  

477.   Everyday, U.S. businesses use enough paper to circle the Earth over 20 times.  

478.   Every year, Dunkin' Donuts serves an estimated 650 million cups of coffee.  

479.   Little Miss Muffet was a girl from the 16th century whose name was really Patience.  

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