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Jeans, thought to be a strictly American product, originated in 18th century Italy where Genoan sailors wore snappy outfits made from denim.
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Despite his amazing success as a songwriter in the early 60s, Paul McCartney wanted to test the theory whether it was the Lennon-McCartney name that made hit songs. He wrote “Woman” for Peter & Gordon using the pseudonym “Bernard Webb.” The song became a hit.

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The bald eagle became America’s national symbol when it was placed on the great seal in 1782. One member of Congress who did not support the bald eagle selection was Benjamin Franklin. He thought the Continental Congress should have selected a more uniquely American bird. His choice was the turkey.

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The disease known as “chicken pox” has nothing to do with poultry. It earned the name because it was originally thought to be a weak strain of smallpox.

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When cranberries are ripe, they bounce like a rubber ball.

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In 1976, the Chicago White Sox were nearly laughed off the field when they wore Bermuda shorts to the game.

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Al Capone’s business card reportedly said he was a furniture salesman.
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Dogs who bark continuously can get laryngitis, just like humans, but not as quickly. Canine vocal cords are thicker and take longer to get irritated.

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Don’t tease the jaws of a Venus flytrap. Each jaw can only close a few times before the plant dies.

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In Paris, there are more dogs than there are children, and they seem to be treated with equal amounts of pampering. Collectively, Parisians spend nearly $500,000 every day on health and grooming for their pets.

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