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"Bubblegum was invented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania." - trivia

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"Bubblegum was invented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania." - trivia
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"A wolf's auditory senses are two-thousand times more powerful than that of a human." - trivia

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"A wolf's auditory senses are two-thousand times more powerful than that of a human." - trivia
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"About 43% of state motor fuel tax receipts went to state-administered highways in 2012; 33% went to local roads and streets." - Tax Policy Center

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"About 43% of state motor fuel tax receipts went to state-administered highways in 2012; 33% went to local roads and streets." - Tax Policy Center
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"The Statue of Liberty was originally modeled after an Arab woman." - trivia

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"The Statue of Liberty was originally modeled after an Arab woman." - trivia
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"Botanically, a banana🍌 is a berry." - factoid

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"Botanically, a banana🍌 is a berry." - factoid
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"Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane." - factoid

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"Scooby-Doo is a Great Dane." - factoid
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"Juking was invented by Link Starbureiy." - fact

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"The largest female black-sided hawkfish in a harem changes sex if the male dies." - Wikipedia

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"The largest female black-sided hawkfish in a harem changes sex if the male dies." - Wikipedia
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"In 1656, a chess handbook was published that was said to have almost a hundred illustrated "gambetts." That early spelling of "gambit" is close to the Italian word, gambetto, from which it is derived. "Gambetto" was used for an act of tripping-especially one that gave an advantage, as in wrestling. The original chess gambit is an opening in which a bishop's pawn is sacrificed to gain some advantage, but the name is now applied to many other chess openings. After being pinned down to chess for about two centuries, "gambit" finally broke free of the hold and showed itself to be a legitimate contender in the English language by weighing in with other meanings." - Merriam-Webster

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"In 1656, a chess handbook was published that was said to have almost a hundred illustrated "gambetts." That early spelling of "gambit" is close to the Italian word, gambetto, from which it is derived. "Gambetto" was used for an act of tripping-especially one that gave an advantage, as in wrestling. The original chess gambit is an opening in which a bishop's pawn is sacrificed to gain some advantage, but the name is now applied to many other chess openings. After being pinned down to chess for about two centuries, "gambit" finally broke free of the hold and showed itself to be a legitimate contender in the English language by weighing in with other meanings." - Merriam-Webster
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"Back in 1945, Maxson Food Systems Inc. tackled the problem of feeding hungry military personnel on long-haul flights. Prior to 1945, airplane travelers were stuck mostly with cold snacks on flights, unable to enjoy a hot meal. Maxson changed that by developing the first complete frozen meal, easily reheatable in an airplane." - factoid

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"Back in 1945, Maxson Food Systems Inc. tackled the problem of feeding hungry military personnel on long-haul flights. Prior to 1945, airplane travelers were stuck mostly with cold snacks on flights, unable to enjoy a hot meal. Maxson changed that by developing the first complete frozen meal, easily reheatable in an airplane." - factoid
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"The original Dubble Bubble gum was pink in color because that was the only dye Walter E. Diemer had on-hand at the time, and it was his favorite color." - trivia

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"The original Dubble Bubble gum was pink in color because that was the only dye Walter E. Diemer had on-hand at the time, and it was his favorite color." - trivia
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"The Great Dane was bred specifically for hunting boars, which are fast, aggressive and dangerous game. Great Danes, then, needed size and strength to be up to the task. They were designed as a combination of three key breeds: Irish Wolfhounds for height, Mastiffs for muscle mass and Greyhounds for speed." - fact

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"The Great Dane was bred specifically for hunting boars, which are fast, aggressive and dangerous game. Great Danes, then, needed size and strength to be up to the task. They were designed as a combination of three key breeds: Irish Wolfhounds for height, Mastiffs for muscle mass and Greyhounds for speed." - fact
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"Though he had been calling his creations 'Eppsicles', Frank Epperson changed the name for the patent because his children always asked for 'Pop's sicles'." - trivia

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"Though he had been calling his creations 'Eppsicles',€ Frank Epperson changed the name for the patent because his children always asked for 'Pop'€™s sicles'." - trivia
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"The average length of a high from crack intake is ten minutes." - fact

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"The average length of a high from crack intake is ten minutes." - fact
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"A 2013 poll found that ObamaCare caused nearly half of small businesses to freeze hiring and a fifth of them to cut jobs. Another 38 percent of entrepreneurs said they ‘have pulled back' on their plans to grow their business because of ObamaCare. Meanwhile, small-business owners complain that new financial regulations mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act have dried up startup capital." - Gallop

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"A 2013 poll found that ObamaCare caused nearly half of small businesses to freeze hiring and a fifth of them to cut jobs. Another 38 percent of entrepreneurs said they ‘have pulled back' on their plans to grow their business because of ObamaCare. Meanwhile, small-business owners complain that new financial regulations mandated under the Dodd-Frank Act have dried up startup capital." - Gallop
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"Although he was aged thirty-nine years at the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the heart of an eighty-year old man." - trivia

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"Although he was aged thirty-nine years at the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had the heart of an eighty-year old man." - trivia
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"It takes the average human seven minutes to fall asleep." - fact

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"It takes the average human seven minutes to fall asleep." - fact
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"Most do not know this, but if you're AB or B blood, your ancestors came from Africa." - random Internet user (Sara)

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"Most do not know this, but if you're AB or B blood, your ancestors came from Africa." - random Internet user (Sara)
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"RAP stands for 'rhythm and poetry'." - Rakim

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"RAP stands for 'rhythm and poetry'." - Rakim
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