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    The earliest mention of the Vikings in the historical record is this fragment from The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle:

    In this year [789] . . . came first three ships of Norwegians from HÝrthaland. And then the reeve rode thither and tried to compel them to go to the royal manor, for he did not know what they were. And then they slew him.
    "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."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    My first browser was Mosaic, back in 1993. IIRC, it was fairly quickly replaced by Netscape.
    Prior to that, I used things with odd names like "Archie" & "FTP" to find information on the Internet.
    Actually, I still occasionally use FTP to move files around.
    I may have many faults, but being wrong ain't one of them. - Jimmy Hoffa

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    Carp are apparently quite partial to the music of John Lee Hooker.
    "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."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    J. B. Dunlop was the first to put air into tires.

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    Half of feces is made up of dead gut bacteria.
    "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."

    Stephen Colbert.

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    I have yet to ignite my beard, while lighting a snipe. I just worry about it.

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    Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone, also set a world water-speed record of 70mph (112Kph) at the age of 72 years.

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    The Earth's average velocity orbiting the sun is 67,012.5mph (107,220kph).

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    There are more deer in North America today than when Columbus arrived.

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    There is more beer in North America today than when the Norse Arrived (pre-Columbian).

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    Border collies come in both black and brown varieties, but only blacks are used as sheepdogs, as browns could be mistaken for foxes and shot.
    "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."

    Stephen Colbert.

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