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The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Euro

The song “Always” was written by Irving Berlin for Ellin Mackay, a Western Union heiress. Berlin was Jewish, Mackay was Catholic, and her father was just plain furious. Mr. Mackay attempted to distract Ellin’s affections with a yearlong trip to Europe; when that failed, he disinherited her. Berlin responded by marrying Ellin and giving his new wife an unusual wedding gift—the royalty rights to “Always.”

5 Questions: Constellations

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5 Questions: Hip to Be Square

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Taste buds aren't just located on the tongue: they are also found on roof of the mouth and even in the front of the throat.

Taste buds aren't just located on the tongue: they are also found on roof of the mouth and even in the front of the throat.

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

The Kit Kat bar got its name from the Kit Kat Club in London’s West End, a joint famous for bringing dance-band music to the city in the 1920s.

5 Questions: What? This Old "Rag"?

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Bill Clinton reportedly only ever sent two emails as president, one of which was a test message to see if he was doing it correctly.

Bill Clinton reportedly only ever sent two emails as president, one of which was a test message to see if he was doing it correctly.

We know it best for its unforgettable roles in flameproof insulation and class-action lawsuits, but asbestos got its official start in the first century, when Roman author Pliny the Elder noted the natural mineral fiber’s resistance to fire. Though he s

We know it best for its unforgettable roles in flameproof insulation and class-action lawsuits, but asbestos got its official start in the first century, when Roman author Pliny the Elder noted the natural mineral fiber’s resistance to fire. Though he slightly discredited himself by also lauding asbestos for being impermeable to attacks by dark wizards, he did point out one trait that modern researchers should have paid more attention to: slaves who worked with asbestos tended to develop lung problems.

In 1991 Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.

In 1991 Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.

How big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

How big is Big Bird? 8 feet, 2 inches.

A group of eggs, such as those found in a bird's nest, is known as a "clutch."

A group of eggs, such as those found in a bird's nest, is known as a "clutch."

It sure pays to be related to Tom Cruise. Just ask his cousin, William Mapother. A wannabe actor, Mapother turned his relationship with one of the world’s biggest movie stars into cameo acting roles in <em>Born on the Fourth of July</em>, <em>Without Li

It sure pays to be related to Tom Cruise. Just ask his cousin, William Mapother. A wannabe actor, Mapother turned his relationship with one of the world’s biggest movie stars into cameo acting roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Without Limits, Magnolia, Mission: Impossible 2, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, and Minority Report. Having a famous cousin land those gigs normally wouldn't be a big deal, but Cruise paid Bill’s bill out of his own pocket.

5 Questions: To the Letter

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Publisher Harlequin prints a line of romance novels set in the world of NASCAR.

Publisher Harlequin prints a line of romance novels set in the world of NASCAR.

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

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

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