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By L.M. Boyd Crown Syndicate

It was 50 years ago that a second-grade teacher named Don Gardner of Wellesley, Mass., chose to compose some appropriate song for his class during the holidays. So he wrote: “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.”

It takes Saturn 29.48 Earth years to circle the sun.

Many an early New England bachelor was offered a free home site if he agreed to get married. Some accepted. Some went west.

New Jersey also was once called Albania.

To rid yourself of wrath, you can hang King Melchizedek in effigy, if you wish. He ruled Salem in 1900 B.C. before it became Jerusalem. And he charged everybody in his domain a flat 10 percent of their money for just being there. One of the early many who invented taxes, he.

The Tower of Independence clock on the back of a U.S. $100 bill shows the time at 4:10. Or so I’m told.

Q. When did the National Basketball Association start using the 24-second clock?

A. In 1954. Teams averaged 93.1 points per game that year, nearly 14 points more than the year earlier.

Can you refute the claim that South Carolina has been known as the Iodine State?

The Welsh name “Dylan” translates “from the sea.”

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