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Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

For now, the highest temperature ever recorded on the entire continent of Antarctica is 63.5°F at Hope Bay on March 24, 2015.

According to Dr. Oliver Sacks, although it is difficult to recall memories from our early years, they are stored in a part of the brain. In one of his cases, an elderly patient recalled forgotten memories of her mother's lullabies after a stroke. He calls the condition "incontinent nostalgia."

The question regarding race did not appear on census forms until 1890, and the Census Bureau's use of the term "Hispanic" dates only to 1970.

At one point, actress Uma Thurman's favorite movie was the 1959 romantic comedy Pillow Talk, starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Said Thurman, "It's a light, breezy romp of a film that's so much fun to watch. And that bathtub split-screen scene – it's an all-time classic."

The first trial launch of a hot-air balloon contained a duck, a sheep, and a rooster, to test whether animals could survive the "high altitude" of 1,500 feet.

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