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Thorny trees such as blackthorn and hawthorn are said to serve as meeting places for fairies.

What do Geri Halliwell, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and Renée Zellweger have in common (other than all being celebrities)? None of them eat French fries.

The Founding Fathers didn't want Ben Franklin to write the Constitution because they feared he would fill it with satire.

The moon is not the Earth's only natural satellite. Cruithne, which was discovered in 1986, makes a horseshoe orbit as it is tossed about by the Earth's and the moon's gravity.

2002 Primo Estate French Colombard "La Biondina" ("little blonde") is a favorite at the Playboy Mansion.

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