1. Scientists detected traces of Cannabis on pipes found in William Shakespeare's garden.
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  2. William Shakespeare was born and died on the same day.
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  3. Shakespeare directly mentions America only once.
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  4. Uranus' moons are named after characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.
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  5. Shakespeare invented about 1,700 words that we use today.
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  6. Rapper Tupac Shakur was a voracious reader, and particularly enjoyed Shakespeare.
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  7. William Shakespeare's six surviving signatures have different spellings, including "Shakspere", "Shaksper" and "Shakspeare.". The right spelling has been in dispute for centuries.
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  8. The letter u as an abbreviation for "you" was first used by Shakespeare.
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  9. The name "Jessica" first appeared in Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice."
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  10. Shakespeare's daughter was illiterate.
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  11. Shakespeare's signature is worth more than US$5 million.
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  12. Caodaism is a Vietnamese religion that worships Joan of Arc, Shakespeare, and Muhammad.
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  13. An 18-year-old William Shakespeare married an older woman who was three months pregnant at the time.
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  14. Shakespeare and Pocahontas were alive at the same time.
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  15. Although Shakespeare's works run to more than a million words, only 14 exist in his own handwriting.
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