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Chet’s Randoms for 8/24/17

Here are some random facts for you . . .

The presidential election with the highest turnout was . . . in 1876, where Rutherford B. Hayes just barely defeated Samuel Tilden.  81.8% of the voting age population voted in that election.

The tongue twister “She sells seashells by the seashore” was inspired by a female paleontologist named Mary Anning who sold fossils out of a little stand on Dorset Beach in England in the early 1800s.

“Kimono” literally translates from Japanese as “wear thing.”

The opposite of paranoia is called pronoia . . . the belief that everyone’s involved in a secret conspiracy to HELP you.

The average length for books on Amazon is about 64,500 words.  The most “average” book is“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley at 64,531 words . . . which means about half of all books are shorter and half of all books are longer.

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