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  • Deer cannot eat hay. They do like to eat marijuana.
  • Tony the Tiger was voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft, who also sang “”You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”” in Dr. Seuss’s classic 1966 Christmas special.
  • Income tax was first introduced in England in 1799 by British prime minister William Pitt.
  • Dinosaurs existed for nearly 150 million years.
  • The largest kind of seahorse measures eight inches.
  • “”Simpsons”” creator Matt Groening named all the members of the Simpson family after his own family, except for Bart, which is an anagram of “”brat.””
  • Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation.
  • The word “”accordion”” comes from the German word akkord, which means “”agreement, harmony.””
  • A phrenologist feels and interprets skull features.
  • In 1989, Pepsi came out with a morning soft drink called “”Pepsi AM.”” It didn’t last long on the market.
  • The world’s largest Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is in Beijing.
  • The first man ever to set foot on Antarctica was John Davis, on Feb. 7, 1821.
  • The tail section of an airplane gives the bumpiest ride.
  • In 1977, Cairo had only 208,000 telephones and no telephone books.
  • The fastest sea mammal is the killer whale, or orca, which can swim at up to 34 mph.
  • There are more than 10,000 golf courses in the United States.
  • February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
  • HAL 9000’s birthday is January 12, 1992.
  • “”Transformers: The Movie”” was Orson Welles’s last film role. The legendary “”Citizen Kane”” director provided the voice of the evil planet Unicron in the 1986 film.
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