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Les Diables Bleus, moonquakes, and a Tunnel of Fudge Cake

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The mascot of Duke University, the Blue Devil, is an homage to a group of World War I French soldiers, the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "Les Diables Bleus."

Madagascar Geckos bark and can even scream. Other reptiles can't.

The moon had 6,000 moonquakes between 1969 and 1977.

According to Madame de Rémusat, Napoleon Bonaparte's handwriting was so bad that even he couldn't always read it.

The late H. David Dalquist created the aluminum Bundt pan in 1950 at the request of the Minneapolis chapter of Hadassah, which sought to re-create cakes baked in Europe; "bund" is German for organization, and Dalquist added a "t" and trademarked the name. The pan became a hit after Ella Rita Helfrich of Houston won second place in the 1966 Pillsbury Bake-Off for her Tunnel of Fudge Cake, made in a Bundt pan.
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