The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.
The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton awards for bad fiction have been bestowed.
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For your viewing pleasure, I've rounded up some awesome videos of ants in captivity.
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Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron and the Countess of Lovelace, is considered the first computer programmer, despite having died in 1852 -- long before computers were actually built.
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Phil Jackson never saw a movie until his senior year in high school. TV? His family didn't own one. Dancing? Not allowed.
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"¢Â Like Band-Aids and Kleenex, Popsicle is a brand whose name we probably all substitute to mean any frozen treat on a stick.
It's hard to overestimate the importance of having a solid, memorable name on a show business or literary career, so if you're born with a dud moniker, it might not hurt to change it.
I don't know about you, but when I get a traffic ticket, I either grumble and pay it or go to court to fight it. Bluff City, TN resident Brian McCrary decided to go another direction.
Angus T. Jones, the "and a Half" of the CBS hit Two and a Half Men, makes $250,000 per episode.
[Source: New York Post. See previous Numbers of the Day
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