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In the first century, Pliny the Elder claimed that mustard would improve lazy housewives.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
English men and women wore tunics in the year 1000 because the button had not yet been invented.

In the course of doing business, Wal-Mart electronically manages more bits of data than is represented by the entire Internet worldwide.

There are five towns in the U.S. named Podunk. All are in the north, and two are in Michigan.

Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, attended the University of Maryland. In the Muppets films and TV show, he often depicted two "grumpy old men." They were modeled after two of his professors.

In the first century, Pliny the Elder claimed that mustard would improve lazy housewives.

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