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- Source of the name "Indiana Jones": it was the name of producer George Lucas' pet Malamute.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

The beluga whale is often referred to as the "sea canary" because of the birdlike chirping sounds it makes.
Animals

The brain is told which way the head is moving, and how fast the motion is, by the degree and direction the ear's canal hairs bend.
People

Average scheduled train speed (including station stops) 20.5 mph (33 kmh).
People » Inventors

Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969.
Miscellaneous

The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.
Animals

The first stereoscope was created by Sir Charles Wheatstone in 1833. It featured carefully drawn dual sketches to create a three dimensional image. After photography was invented, stereoscopes became more common place.
Inventions

A female lobster is called a hen or chicken. A lobster hen can lay 100,000 eggs at a time.
Animals

Ronald Reagan was the first president to have been a Hollywood actor. He also submitted the first trillion dollar budget to Congress.
People » US Presidents

In 1850, Levi Strauss was paid $6.00 in gold dust for his first pair of jeans.
People

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