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Before his writing career took off, Dan Brown was a singer/songwriter. His second album was titled <em>Angels & Demons</em>.

Before his writing career took off, Dan Brown was a singer/songwriter. His second album was titled Angels & Demons.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, once sworn political enemies (though after retirement they became quite friendly), both died on July 4<sup>th</sup>, 1826 (America's 50th anniversary).

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, once sworn political enemies (though after retirement they became quite friendly), both died on July 4th, 1826 (America's 50th anniversary).

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Seal's full name is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.

Seal's full name is Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel.

Although better known for its food items, Sara Lee introduced the Wonderbra to the United States in 1994.

Although better known for its food items, Sara Lee introduced the Wonderbra to the United States in 1994.

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The word “pie” can be traced to the 13<sup>th</sup> century, but in the old days, the dessert was more commonly known as a “coffin" or "coffyn.” In fact, “coffin” was used in this context for 300 years before it was applied to a burial casket.

The word “pie” can be traced to the 13th century, but in the old days, the dessert was more commonly known as a “coffin" or "coffyn.” In fact, “coffin” was used in this context for 300 years before it was applied to a burial casket.

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In 1897, Indiana tried to pass a bill stating that pi is equal to 3.2, as opposed to its truly infinite value, but it never became law due to intervention by a Purdue University professor

In 1897, Indiana tried to pass a bill stating that pi is equal to 3.2, as opposed to its truly infinite value, but it never became law due to intervention by a Purdue University professor

In the Roman Empire, going blonde wasn’t exactly a fashion statement. At the time, light-colored hair was associated with the barbarian women of Gaul and Germany who often ended up as slaves in brothels. Consequently, Roman law required all prostitutes

In the Roman Empire, going blonde wasn’t exactly a fashion statement. At the time, light-colored hair was associated with the barbarian women of Gaul and Germany who often ended up as slaves in brothels. Consequently, Roman law required all prostitutes to dye their hair blonde in order to distinguish themselves from “proper,” dark-maned ladies.

During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why, as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities. Khrushchev immediately lashed

During a 1956 speech for his campaign of de-Stalinization, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was asked by an unseen audience member why, as an advisor to the dictator, he had never stopped Stalin from committing his atrocities. Khrushchev immediately lashed out, “Who said that?” The room grew quiet. Khrushchev repeated his query to more silence, waited a beat, and then said, “Well, now you understand why.”

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Delaware has the fewest counties (three) of any state in the United States: Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex.

Delaware has the fewest counties (three) of any state in the United States: Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex.

The orange stitching on the back pockets of Levi jeans is called "arcuate." Since the design has no function, it was painted on during World War II rationing.

The orange stitching on the back pockets of Levi jeans is called "arcuate." Since the design has no function, it was painted on during World War II rationing.

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