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Maybe you didn’t know that crowded catfish in muddy waters can make a long slow noise like the rumble of distant cattle in stampede.

Q. Is Antarctica twice as big in its winter?

A. So it can appear in satellite surveillance when its surrounding waters freeze over.

Chevy Chase’s real first name is Cornelius.

Of late in the making of some sandpaper, the spread particles are zapped with an electric charge to make them stand on edge so they’ll create a sharper abrasive surface.

Among the antique laws of Dallas was one that required every outdoor cat there to wear a headlight after dark.

A retiree quotes this old Italian proverb: “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.”

Early man survived because he bathed so rarely. That’s the contention of an expert on prehistoric beasts. Predators with sensitive noses, he claims, were inclined to avoid odoriferous man.

If that rack of elk antlers has 12 points, it’s a “royal stag.” If 14 points, it’s an “imperial stag.” Or so say the trophy collectors.



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