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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Some estimate that about 40% of the cases in the Central African court system are related to witchcraft.

Tom Cruise used to sell greeting cards door-to-door.

According to a recent nationwide survey of nearly 3,000 high school students, when asked "Who are your heroes, past and present?" the top five, in order, were Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington, and Thomas Paine. The survey was conducted by the Bill of Rights Institute.

The first cellular call was placed on April 3, 1973, by Martin Cooper, the general manager of Motorola's Communications System Division. He made the call to his rival, Joel Engel, Bell Labs' head of research.

Oysters hibernate when the temperature is below 40 degrees, and they seem to lose their gender.

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