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Interesting Facts You May Not Know

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Found some interesting facts from various sources so I thought I would pass them along to you. For instance: In the English language, there are only four words that have no rhyming partners. They are orange, purple, silver and month.

The reason a tie in tennis is called a ‘deuce’ instead of a tie is because ‘deuce’ means two. In tennis whenever a score is tied, two consecutive points are needed to win.

When someone arrives at the last second it called ‘in the nick of time’, but why? Schools and Churches used to mark a stick with a notch or nick to count attendance, arriving just in time was in the ‘nick’ of time.

The only animal born with horns is the Giraffe. All other horny creatures develop them after birth.

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