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  • The largest apple pie ever baked was 40 by 23 feet.
  • In Arizona, it is illegal to hunt camels.
  • Several years ago the North Dakota state legislature rejected a proposal to erect signs specifically warning motorists not to throw human waste onto the roadside. Maintenance workers had reported at least twenty incidents of road crews being sprayed with urine after rupturing urine-filled plastic bottles that became swollen in the hot sun. Opponents of the measure say they’re afraid the signs would discourage tourism.
  • During the Cambrian period, about five hundred million years ago today, a day was only 20.6 hours long.
  • During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.
  • Welsh mercenary bowmen in the medieval period only wore one shoe at a time.
  • Polish is the only word in the English language that, when capitalized, is changed from a noun or a verb to a nationality.
  • The most common Russian surname is Ivanov.
  • The first CD pressed in the United States was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.
  • In 1990, there were an estimated seventy-five thousand accordionists in the United States.
  • The Beatles song “”A Day in the Life”” ends with a note sustained fornearly a minute.
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