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An old-school potato clock and a famous appendix on ice

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Actress Lindsay Lohan, who had her appendix removed, reportedly keeps it in her refrigerator due to fears it might end up on eBay instead of some place normal like her refrigerator.

The Incas measured time according to how long it took potatoes to cook.

Until recently, there were more cows in Vermont than people.

The U.S. Air Force says the Eisenhower-era B-52 bombers will remain in service until 2037 – when any still capable of getting airborne will be 80 years old.

Princeton's morgue has a bug-zapper.
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