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In Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love," the first eight bars of Eric Clapton's solo are a quote from the Irving Berlin song "Blue Moon."

The Mount Graham Red Squirrel, native to Arizona's Pinaleño Mountains, is America's rarest and most endangered squirrel. It hoards conifer cones and fungi in piles known as middens.

The first bank in Laredo, Texas, was founded by Patrick Milmo O'Dowd from Ireland. To fit in better with the locals, he changed his name to Patricio Milmo.

Uzbekistan and Liechtenstein are considered doubly landlocked countries – landlocked countries completely surrounded by other landlocked countries. At least 14 of the world's 44 landlocked countries maintain a navy.

The power output of the Saturn V rocket's first stage was 60 gigawatts – about the same as the United Kingdom's peak power demand.

The above is information that Mr. Smarty Pants read in a book, magazine, or newspaper; heard on the radio; saw on television; or overheard at a party. Got facts? Write to Mr. Smarty Pants. Why not visit mrsmartypants.com?

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