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• In 1949, brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel created a restaurant that sold roast beef sandwiches. They spelled out the initials “Raffel Brothers” (RB) to create the name Arby’s.

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• The deadliest natural disaster in the U.S. was the Galveston hurricane of 1900, which killed between 8,000-12,000 people.

• Michigan has more shoreline than the entire eastern seaboard of the U.S. • Texas is larger than every country in Europe. • The characters Bert and Ernie on “Sesame Street” were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra's film “It’s A Wonderful Life.” • When director George Lucas was mixing soundtrack for the film “American Graffiti” he numbered the reels of film starting with an R and numbered the dialog starting with a D. When the sound designer requested Reel 2, Dialog 2 by requesting “R2D2” George liked the way it sounded so much that he worked it into his Star Wars project.

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• It was 20th-century American poet, physician, educator, researcher and essayist Lewis Thomas who made the following sage observation: "We haven't yet learned how to stay human when assembled in masses." • Those who study such things say that when Jell-O is hooked up to an EEG machine, the movements registered are almost identical to those produced by the human brain. • Historians claim that notorious pirate Blackbeard made himself fearsome to enemies by tying lighted fuses into his beard. • In a survey conducted in five major U.S. cities, men were asked to choose which activity they'd rather do: spend a romantic evening in a hotel with a sexy woman, or go to the Super Bowl. Three-quarters of respondents chose the football game. • There were no domestic cats in North America until they arrived with voyagers from Europe. • You've probably noticed that St. Pauli Girl beer has on its label the image of a buxom blond beauty. You probably aren't aware, however, that the beer was named after the St. Pauli neighborhood of Hamburg, Germany -- a notorious red-light district. So while you may think the lovely image is that of a simple serving girl, it's not out of the question that the lady's occupation may have been somewhat less savory. • If you're planning to wrap a mummy in the proper Egyptian manner, you'll need about 500 feet of linen to finish the job. • Parts of Australia have been undergoing an intense drought for more than a decade. The water shortage has been so severe that in 2002, the nation's environmental minister issued a plea for those in affected areas to shower with a partner in order to conserve the scarce resource. *** Thought for the Day: "The higher we soar, the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly." -Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• The Latin word ‘caput’ meaning ‘head’ is the origin of the word ‘capital’ meaning ‘a principle sum of money.’ That word went into the Anglo-Norman language as ‘catel’ and the Old French language as ‘chatel.’ That evolved into the word ‘cattle’ because a person measured wealth in terms of how many head of livestock they owned. The Old English word ‘feoh’ also meant cattle or property, and survives as our word ‘fee.’ • Cattle were domesticated some 10,000 years ago, descended from a species of wild ox called aurochs which is now extinct. DNA studies have shown that it’s likely the 1.4 billion cattle that now inhabit the earth are descendants of a single herd of auroch. • Christopher Columbus brought cattle with him on his second journey in 1493. Texas longhorns descended from the cattle explorer Coronado brought with him in the year 1540. • Cows have nearly panoramic vision, being able to see 300 degrees from side to side. This helps them spot predators as they graze. Their sense of smell is highly developed and it’s been estimated they can catch a whiff of a predator at a distance of six miles. • Cows have 32 teeth, but they are all located on the bottom part of the jaw. The top part of the mouth is a hard platform of skin which serves as a grinding pad. • Cattle are ruminants, meaning they have a digestive system that allows them to digest difficult foods by regurgitating and re-chewing the cud. The cud is then re-swallowed and further digested by specialized microorganisms in the four different compartments of the stomach, called a rumen. They can digest things such as almond shells and shredded newspaper.

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• On Jan. 12, 1904, Henry Ford sets a land-speed record of 91.37 mph on the frozen surface of Michigan's Lake St. Clair. His four-wheel vehicle, dubbed the "999," had a wooden chassis but no body or hood. • On Jan. 15, 1919, fiery hot molasses floods the streets of Boston, killing 21 people and injuring scores of others. Some 2.5 million gallons of molasses burst from a huge tank when bolts holding the bottom of the tank exploded, shooting out like bullets. • On Jan. 11, 1949, in Washington, D.C., the cornerstone is laid at the first mosque of note in the United States. The Islamic Center was built with a 160-foot minaret from which prayers were to be announced.

• On Jan. 14, 1969, an explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise kills 27 people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A rocket accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes and injuring more than 300 people. • On Jan. 16, 1979, faced with an army mutiny, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, leader of Iran since 1941, is forced to flee the country. Fourteen days later, the Ayatollah Khomeini, spiritual leader of the Islamic revolution, returned after 15 years of exile and took control of Iran. In November, Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy and took 52 Americans hostage, holding them for 444 days. • On Jan. 13, 1999, NBA superstar Michael Jordan announces his retirement from professional basketball for the second time, saying he had lost the drive and desire to continue playing. Jordan originally had announced his retirement in 1993. © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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