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Facts about animals, animal companions and companion-challenged creatures.
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Things you might not know about people you will never meet, most of whom are dead anyway.
Not so important facts about our favorite planet (except for that one Mr. Spock is from, maybe).
Stuff about food and why it might kill you to eat some of it (although you still ought to eat, maybe).
Mostly useless information about human beings and the bodies we all inhabit for now.
Juicy tidbits of fact about the everyday items we all take for granted.
Scientific facts that probably won't help you do anything, except use up neuropathways.
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Some facts about politcs and elections, just in case you weren't already apathetic.
Useless information about U.S. Presidents and their sordid lives.
Weird things that have happened in the U.S. that probably won't affect you in any way.
Some facts about words, their origins, what they mean, and why we don't let animals use them.
Weird things that have happened in the world. that probably won't affect you in any way.
Generally Useless Facts that defy these useless catagories.
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Generally Useless Facts
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Christopher Columbus never used that name in his lifetime. He called himself Colom, Colon, Colombo, or Colonus, depending on where he was living.

Sigmund Freud was afraid of ferns.

Albert Einstein slept ten hours every night.

All indications are that Cleopatra was not physically beautiful; indeed, she was quite plain (perhaps homely) by the standards of her contemporaries. She was reported to be intelligent and witty, though.

Winston Churchill smoked an estimated 300,000 cigars during his life.

Booker T. Washington got his nickname "Booker" because he loved to read.

Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.

Galileo went blind looking at the sun through telescopes.

Henry Ford was the first billionaire in the U.S.

Hans Christian Anderson could not spell.

Charles Lindbergh was the sixty-seventh man to fly across the Atlantic. He was the first to do it alone.

Florence Nightingale kept a pet owl.

Thomas Edison preferred to read in braille, even though his eyesight was perfect.

Researchers agree that F.B.I. chief J. Edgar Hoover was not a transvestite.

Christopher Columbus was a blonde.

Einstein couldn't speak fluently when he was nine. His parents thought he might be retarded.

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph after he was almost totally deaf.

K.F.C. (Kentucky Fried Chicken) was started by Harlan Sanders after he had retired. He used his first Social Security check to start the business at age sixty-five.

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