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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The actress Temple Texas (1923-1987) appeared in the Sgt. Bilko TV series as well as in the 1947 film Kiss of Death.

Oil operations at Prudhoe Bay Oil Field, Alaska, contribute more smog-causing nitrogen oxides each year to the atmosphere than does Washington, D.C.

It is said that in the American flag, white signifies purity and innocence, red signifies hardiness and valor, and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. But the Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors.

According to Salon magazine, author Peggy Kamuf of USC claims that reading aloud to children is a violent act.

Based on a study of 800 nearby sunlike stars, 5% of sunlike stars have a giant planet in orbit.

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