The Taco Bell dog is a girl. Her name is Gidget.

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Carbonated beverages became popular in 1832 after John Mathews invented an apparatus for charging water with carbon dioxide gas.

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The IRS employees tax manual has instructions for collecting taxes after a nuclear war.

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Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time.

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DaVinci made detailed drawings of human anatomy, which are still highly regarded today.

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The ZIP in zip code stands for “Zone Improvement Plan.”

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Contrary to popular belief, there are almost no Buddhists in India, nor have there been for about a thousand years.

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The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!

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During the 1600’s, boys and girls in England wore dresses until they were about seven years old.

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The hardest substance in the human body is enamel.

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In order to sell his sets of Shakespeare door-to-door, David McConnell offered free perfume to his customers. He realized the perfume was more popular and began selling cosmetics door-to-door. This began the company that grew into Avon.

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Using satellite-surveying techniques, scientists have determined that Los Angeles, California is moving east. At a rate estimated to be about one-fifth on an inch per year, the city is moving closer to the San Gabriel Mountains.

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President Theodore Roosevelt wrote 37 books.

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The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.

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The MAI TAI COCKTAIL was created in 1945 by Victor Bergeron, the genius of rum, also known as Trader Vic. The drink got its name when he served it to two friends from Tahiti, who exclaimed “Maitai roa ae!” which in Tahitian means out of this world – the best!

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