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Holy shrinking pyramids, Batman!

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There's a Latin music craze in Finland.

When it was built, the Great Pyramid was 145.75m (481 ft) high. Over the years, it has lost 10m (30 ft) off its top. It ranked as the tallest structure on Earth for more than 43 centuries, and was only surpassed in height in the 19th century A.D.

Chrissie Hynde used to clean Keith Richards' house.

Houston overtook Los Angeles last year as the place where the most letter carriers reported dog bites -- 58 compared to 32 in Los Angeles, the previous No. 1 bite scene.

Fort Worth is bidding to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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