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I found this fantastic piece of reading material in the mens bathroom at Surf n Turf in Provincetown MA. More bathrooms should have this kind of thing.

– The first product to have a barcode was Wrigley’s gum
– No piece of square dry paper can be folded more than 7 times in half
– Clinophobia is the fear of beds
– A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
– The Mint once considered making doughnut-shaped coins
– The average lifespan of a Major League baseball is 5-7 pitches
– It takes 25 muscles to swallow
– The thumbnail grows the slowest, the middle finger grows the fastest
– The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had
– Cat urine glows under a blacklight
– Porcupines float in water
– Over 2,500 left handed people a year are killed using products made for right handed people
– You forget 80% of what you learn each day

(I learned all this amazing info on my train ride brunch through the Cape)
You can now find Braille on band aid boxes, pretty awesome.
Massachusetts is the 2nd leading producer of cranberries.
Cranberries are grown by either a dry method or wet method like in the Ocean Spray commercials.
Where they are grown is called a cranberry bog

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