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Mars was not, as most believe, the Roman God of War, but of candy bars.
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A small percentage of guano is one of the ingredients contained in Grey Poupon mustard.

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Grey Pylon was not created in France, as is commonly believed. It actually originated in Swaziland.
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Swahili is the only known language that doesn't have different terms for "man" and "woman"
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Lt. Uhura's name is Swahili for "opening hailing frequencies".
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Uhura also means "token colored woman" in Klingon.

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The name Klingon came from Billy Klingon, a bully who used to pick on Gene Roddenberry when they were in fourth grade together.
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Fourth graders in Mississippi have spitoons at their desks.
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The spitoon is a German unit of currency roughly equal to the value of one spitz dog.
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Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympics, was the first male celebrity to appear as a nude centerfold for Playgirl magzine.
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Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Olympics, was the first male celebrity to appear as a nude centerfold for Playgirl magzine.
The design of Beijing's 2008 olympic medals include in the reverse what appears to be a man eating a shoe. Nobody knows what that means and the Chinese government refuses to make any comment about it.
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Shoes were not worn in Europe until the 13th century.
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Europe used to be part of North America until the Vikings towed it to its present location.
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Vikings invented the grilled cheese sandwich.
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The Sandwich Islands were created by dumping a bunch of landfill in the ocean, from the construction site of a top secret government project in Tierra del Fuego.
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Tierra Del.Fuego was originally an ice covered wasteland.
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The first two lines of Eliot's The Waste Land:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

were inspired by an ex-girlfriend of his, April Lisle (pronounced Lyle). By the time of the poem's publication, Lisle had married Baseball Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson.

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The first two lines of Eliot's The Waste Land:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing

were inspired by an ex-girlfriend of his, April Lisle (pronounced Lyle). By the time of the porm's publication, Lisle had married Baseball Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson.
A porm is a pornographic poem.
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Jack Kerouac was awarded the Golden Wreath of Struga for his poetry.
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Jack Kerouac was a founding member of Mensa.
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MENSA is an acronym meaning: "May Every Nerd Seek Answers."
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The Constitution of Ghana specifically restricts any government organization from being referred to by an acronym.
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The U.S. Constitution was written on Hemp paper.
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Hemp was named for the British explorer, colonist and hangman Lord Hector Hamilton Hemp, known as an extreme martinet and radical pragmatist.
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William James, another radical pragmatist, gave advice on bank robbing to his cousin, Jesse James.
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In the state of Tennessee, any region can be considered a city only if it has at least one road, one hitching post, and one building with at least 3 windows.
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The "three window puzzle" is one of the oldest unsolved mathematical problems in history.
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In Texas the precise value of pi is 3.2, because everything's bigger in Texas.
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Due to a problem with the Mercator Projection that most flat maps use, many people do not realize that Texas is actually the westernmost and northernmost state in the union, but is actually only about 2/3 the size of Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania was first settled by a small group of Romanians who gave the state its name, which means "New Transylvania" in Romanian.
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Bram Stoker was of Transylvanian descent himself, and one of his ancestors was Vlad the Impaler.
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The Ford Impala was preceded by the Ford Impaler, so called because of a six-inch spike installed in the steering wheel, to encourage motorists to drive safely. Due to poor sales and numerous deaths, the line was quietly discontinued.
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The Impala used in the TV show Supernatural is owned by show creator Eric Kripke, and was actually part of a big inspiration for the drama. Kripke claims that he met a pair of young men with rifles in the backroads of Tennessee while driving the car. When he asked what they were hunting, one of them replied, "demons from hell."
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Smokey the Bear will be redesigned this year. The new exciting look will make him slimmer, younger and wearing a shirt. The cause of the redesign is probably in order to attract the attention of teenagers, and the rise of popularity of Smokey as an icon of the gay community.
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The average life expectancy in the state of Oregon is so high that one is legally considered a teenager until the age of 42.
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An individual proton has a "life" of 0.0023 seconds, and yet, manages to average 2 marriages and have 3 children in that brief period of time, as well as finishing high school.
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If one includes miscarriages, the average birthrate in the US is 98.6 per person.
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"One," the first big hit for Three Dog Night, was written by then-Vice President Hubert Humphrey, after his wife left him for her female golf instructor.
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Female golfers have their tee box closer to the hole not because they don't hit the ball as far as men, but because their eyesight isn't as good as men's, an evolutionary trait from hunting/gathering days when men had to see farther when looking for game.
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Neanderthals died out because their main form of hunting was to scare the prey and then run in front of the stampeding animals to catch or hit them with clubs. This didn't work out so well when the game was mastodons.
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The New York Mastodons is a baseball franchise consisting of retired members of the Mets and the Yankees. They play exhibition games four times a year, mainly opposed by Little Leaguers.
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Baseball was invented in Scotland and was originally played with a hard-baked haggis.
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In Scotland, McDonald's is simply called Donald's.
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That Scottish Donald's restaurant offers haggis on their pound menu. (conversion: 1 pound = approx. 2 US dollars)
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Pound cakes are named after comedian Paula Poundstone who is famous for her bit about eating them.
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Approx. 3/5ths of Charles Dickens' novels, including A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and The Mystery of Edwin Drood were actually ghost-written by Ezra Pound -- who incidentally, I am not distantly related to.

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Carol Channing was born Edgar Vincent Channing Jr. in Lafayette, Louisiana. She had a sex change operation and adopted the name Carol in 1959.
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There was hot and steamy love scene if the first draft of A Christmas Carol. In fact, it was going to be a love story about an old geezer who falls in love with a girl named Carol
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