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By Mr. Smarty Pants

SEPTEMBER 11, 2000: 

Of the 256 billion manufacturers' coupons made each year, only 4.7 billion are used.


The Great Pyramid at Giza was originally covered with 144,000 polished stone slabs; sunlight reflected off of these would have made it visible from the moon.


There are about 37,000 movie screens in the U.S.


According to a national sample by the U.S. Dept. of Education, upon starting kindergarten, the average boy is 3 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 47 pounds, while the average girl is 3 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 46 pounds.


Dell Diamond, home to the Round Rock Express baseball team, is 26 miles from Town Lake - about the same length as a marathon run.


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