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300

Lash­ings of the whip Per­sian king Xerxes I or­dered the sea to re­ceive for sink­ing his ships. See page 57.

2

Num­ber of griz­zly bear cubs kept as pets at the White House by Pres­i­dent Thomas Jef­fer­son. Don­ald Trump is the first US pres­i­dent in al­most 150 years not to keep a pet. See page 16.

573

Hours (plus four mins, 34 secs) it took the win­ner of the first ‘Bu­nion Derby’ to run across the USA. See page 70.

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