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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found that air pollution causes more deaths than traffic accidents.

In the mid-Sixties, Nancy Sinatra and her sister were thrown out of the Vatican for wearing miniskirts.

The pioneering life form that re-colonized the North American moonscape, after the Yucatan meteor that obliterated the dinosaurs and almost everything else at least as far away as North Dakota, was the Malaysian climbing fern (stenochclaena).

A smell is the result of a mixture of molecules that combine to create hundreds or thousands of compounds. For example, roasted coffee has 670 compounds. With practice, people can distinguish 10,000 odors.

There's a place in France where the ladies really do wear no pants, but it's not listed on the Michelin maps.

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