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When seaplanes land on the Dead Sea - at 1,286 feet below sea level - they fly lower than most submarines normally dive.

Kansas once passed a state law rounding off the value of pi from 3.1459265 … to an even 3.

Those hopefuls least likely to survive a business startup are highly-educated women without much money. Or so it’s reported in a study of entrepreneurs.

Some balding Romans in an ancient age couldn’t afford wigs so they painted what looked like hair on their scalps.

The old verities turn up in every language, what? South Africans say, “Every week has its Friday.”

Q. How come Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida both are in counties with the same name - Orange County?

A. Coincidence. Oranges got to both long before the Disney people showed up.

The verb “exungulate” could be useful, maybe, if you need another term for “trim your toenails.”

Q. Why do some eyes show red in a snapshot?

A. The flash reflects off the back of the eye’s interior, thick with blood vessels.

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