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    An ETLA should be an FLA which becomes an TLA, ergo ETLA = TLA QED
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    1032, 1302, 1402, 2472, 3012, and 3102 are all rearrangements of the same five digits: 10609, 16900, 19600, 61009, 90601, and 96100.

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    The parent company of Waterford crystal is Friskars, a company better known for manufacturing garden tools.


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    Until court cases in the 2000s settled the issue, all royalties to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" went exclusively to songwriter George David Weiss, despite the fact that a) he co-wrote his contribution to the song with Pugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore; b) he only composed the English lyrics to the song; c) the non-English lyrics were arranged and composed by Pete Seeger and d) based on a Zulu-language original by Solomon Linda. Needless to say, the case was complicated.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    When they say you "pass gas", it means you have an emission issue. But when they say you "pass California smog", it means you don't have an emission issue.

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    Derek Jacobi played Claudius in I Claudius and Claudius in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. He also played the Master both canonically on Doctor Who and non-canonically in the web series Scream of the Shalka, released before the show's 2005 relaunch.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The terms "Big bang" and "theory of everything" were both coined as derisive jokes by people who didn't believe in them; the first by Sir Fred Hoyle and the second by Stanislaw Lem.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The Austronesian language family extends from Easter Island in the east to Madagascar in the west, a span roughly two thirds around the surface of the globe.
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    Violet Jessop was an ocean liner stewardess who was on the White Star's flagship, the Olympic, when it collided with the HMS Hawke. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. She then transferred to the Olympic's sister ship, the Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage. She survived, and during World War One enrolled as a stewardess on the Britannic, the sister ship to the Olympic and the Titanic, which had been converted into a hospital ship. In 1916 the Britannic collided with a mine and sank in 57 minutes. Jessop survived and died in 1971 at the age of 83.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The word "ammonia" is derived from the Egyptian god Ammon, because the Temple of Ammon at at Siwa Oasis was a natural source of ammonium chloride.
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    233 + 243 + 253 = 2042

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    Jim Lovell is the only person to fly to the moon twice without landing on it.

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    Coyotes are faster than road runners.
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    42, 342, 420 and 462 are all pronic numbers.
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    The year 3422 is the next pronic year that becomes a prime number when the order of its digits is reversed.

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    9,854,632,170 is the largest pronic number with no duplicate digits.

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    The Blue crab's scientific name Callinectes Sapidus means "Beautiful swimmer that is savory".


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    The little ice age spurred the creation of the Russian Empire by increasing demand for pelts, which drove trappers into Siberia.

    Mary, Jesus's mother, is the only woman mentioned by name in the Quran.

    The number of Russian soldiers executed for cowardice during World War II exceeds the total number of British fatalities.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    It's January 25th. Only 11 more months 'til Christmas.

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    2456688888 is the smallest positive integer for which the product of its digits, 47185920, and the sum of its digits, 63, together use each of the 10 digits once each.

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    6643 is the smallest positive integer greater than 1 for which its binary and ternary representations are both palindromes, 1100111110011 and 100010001. The next two such integers are 1422773 and 5415589.

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    134125777 is the largest integer for which its octal representation is a rearrangement of the same digits, 777514321.

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    Ingrid Bergman died on her 67th birthday.

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    A popular misconception is that water can not be used to put out a material fire started electrically. Using a water mist extinguisher which is filled with de-ionized water when discharged through a nozzle which breaks up the flow into fine droplets. It is the contaminants in the water that passes the current, no contaminants and fine droplets = no circuit for current. BUT always always always de-energize the equipment first if possible.
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    Today, the street in Hamelin where the Piper supposedly led the children away is called Bungelosenstrasse, the street without drums, because no music is allowed there.
    "Occam" is the name of the alien race that will enslave us all eventually. And they've got razors for hands. I don't know if that's true but it seems like the simplest answer."

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    The words funk meaning depression and funk meaning foul air are actually different words with different etymologies; the former originally a Scottish dialectical word, likely derived from Dutch, and the latter derived from Norman French.
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    816930724 is the largest square, 285822, with no duplicate digits in which the sum of its even digits equals the sum of its odd digits.

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    California considers Olympic medals as income for tax purposes.
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    Pleonasm is the use of redundant, unnecessary words to express an idea.
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    Leave a Random Fact II: Baby Got Fact.

    Inconceivable! Mark Knopfler, of Dire Straights Straits fame, wrote and performed the music for "The Princess Bride".


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