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The 4:3 aspect ratio of the standard TV screen was devised by Thomas Edison in 1889.

Frank Buckland (1826-1880) tried to encourage eating exotic wildlife. But after a 1868 horse-eating banquet, he admitted that the practice had little chance of success in England, and noted that calling the meat "hippocreas" wouldn't help.

The average salary for a first-year army private is $20,672.

North Carolina's hogs now outnumber its citizens and produce more fecal waste than all the people in California, New York, and Washington combined.

Ants stretch when they wake up.

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