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Cary Grant's experiments taking LSD encouraged Dr. Timothy Leary to try it, too.

M&Ms were named for company founders Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie and didn't have the signature "M" stamp until 1950. Customers were encouraged to "look for the M on every piece" to ensure they were getting the real thing.

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, in 2020 74% of people being held in U.S. jails weren't convicted a crime – nearly 500,000 people. They simply couldn't afford the bail.

Brothel creepers are a style of shoe with thick crepe soles and often have suede uppers. They were popularized in post-World War II England by Teddy Boys, a British youth subculture who liked rock and R&B music and dressed in zoot suits and Edwardian-era clothing.

Former Confederate soldiers were recruited by Egypt to fight against Ethiopia.

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