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The first gratuitous use of an umlaut for a rock band

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The first gratuitous use of an umlaut for a rock band appears to have been by Blue Öyster Cult in 1970.

Richard Widmark is Sandy Koufax's father-in-law.

In 1925, Coca-Cola made a lucky watch fob in the shape of a swastika with the slogan, "Drink Coca-Cola five cents in bottles."

In a survey of those with more than $10 million of assets, 29% say having a lot of money brings more problems than it solves, and 19% worry they won't have enough money to support the lifestyle they want to have in retirement.

In 2004, the Bush administration decided it would stand by its approval of a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood rather than by geologic forces. In August 2003, Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Joe Alston attempted to block the sale of the book, Grand Canyon: A Different View, by Tom Vail.
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