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Cowboy singer Rex Allen narrated more than 80 Walt Disney films.
Entertainment » Disney

Several women have been reported to grow their hair to more than double their height.
People

In 1980, Namco released PAC-MAN, the most popular video game (or arcade game) of all time. The original name was going to be PUCK MAN, but executives saw the potential for vandals to scratch out part of the P in the games marquee and labeling.
Science and Technology

Kim Basinger's mother had been a champion swimmer who performed water ballets in several Esther Williams movies in the 1940s.
Entertainment

Rising rap star Coolio, whose mega-hit "Gangsta's Paradise" surprisingly impressed some older music critics (the song was used in the Michelle Pfeiffer film Dangerous Minds), was born Artis Ivey.
Entertainment

Ohio, commonly know as the seventeenth state, technically did not become a state until August 7, 1953. Due to an oversight, Congress never voted on the resolution to admit Ohio to the Union until that date.
History

Twenty kinds of kisses are described in the "Kama Sutra," the classical Indian text on eroticism.
Miscellaneous

The night of January 20 is “Saint Agnes's Eve,” which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
Holidays

The voice of Tony the Tiger is Thurl Ravenscroft, who also sang the "Rotten Mr. Grinch" song in the movie, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". He was also narrator for Disney's "A Spooky Night in Disney's Haunted Mansion" album. He performed for many Disney attractions including: voice of Fritz the parrot in "The Enchanted Tiki Room, " lead singer in "Grim Grinning Ghosts" in the Haunted Mansion, narrator on Monorail. He was the voice for the Disneyland LP based on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride. The flip side of this LP contained a number of sea chanties he sang.
Entertainment » Music

The British import Spirograph was introduced in the United States in 1967 by Kenner and has racked up millions of dollars in sales. It was invented by a British electronics engineer, Denys Fisher, who was inspired to create the toy while doing research on a new design for bomb detonators for NATO.
People » Inventors

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