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Benjamin Franklin once suggested to the Continental Congress that the militia should be armed with crossbows rather than muskets.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas believe oxygen-hating bacteria that produce gas in a cow's stomach could hold the key to supporting human life on Mars.

The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, the largest tree in the world by volume, was named previously for Karl Marx.

According to the British sci-fi television show Space 1999, the moon should have been blown out of the Earth's orbit on Sept. 9, 1999. Oh well.

No word in the English language rhymes with "purple."

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