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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
According to Dr. Dave Holmes, an animal behaviorist at Manchester Metropolitan University, mice hate cheese.

Before launching Playboy, Hugh Hefner worked as a circulation manager for a children's activities magazine.

The costume worn by Big Bird (of Sesame Street fame) is made from 4,000 turkey feathers. He was born on March 20, making him a Pisces. His teddy bear is named after Radar on M*A*S*H.

Teddy Roosevelt believed the best way to hunt Texas javelinas was with a spear.

In the mid-to-late 1800s in the region of Landes, France, shepherds traveled and watched their sheep on stilts. Their long stride allowed them to travel for 75 or more miles a day at more than 8 mph. Postmen in Landes traveled on stilts until the 1930s.

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