135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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103. In 1999, the U.S. government paid the Zapruder family $16 million for the film of JFK’s assassination.

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A federal arbitration panel decided that the government had to pay for the “unique historical item of unprecedented worth.”

104. Before he became president, Abraham Lincoln was wrestling champion of his county.

He fought in nearly 300 matches and only lost one of them.

105. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? The world may never know.

But on average, a licking machine made at Purdue needed 364.