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Fact....This statistic was culled by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The number was up from the 6.4 million reported in the 2000 survey.

Fact or Crap: In 1999, the National Geographic Society revised the official height of Mt. Everest, dropping the previous 1954 elevation figure by 7 feet as a result of more precise global positioning and measuring devices.

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Crap...The U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency and China's National Bureau of Surveying and Mapping were able to operate Global Positioning System satellite equipment on the very top of Mount Everest, thereby determining that the 1954 height was actually 7 feet too low. The revised official elevation is 29,035 feet (8,850 meters).

Fact or Crap: A Harlem born, African-American bicycle messenger went on to win a silver medal in cycling at the 1984 Olympics.

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