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The average skunk litter is from seven to ten kittens, and skunk litters are born in April.
Animals

On the TV sitcom Seinfeld, when Kramer moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, he landed the role of one of Murphy's short-term secretaries on Murphy Brown.
Entertainment » Television

Carbonated beverages became popular in 1832 after John Mathews invented an apparatus for charging water with carbon dioxide gas.
Inventions

The fastest moon in our solar system circles Jupiter once every seven hours - traveling at 70,400 miles per hour.
Science and Technology

President John F. Kennedy made a historic speech in the city of West Berlin in Germany in 1963. He proudly proclaiming in German, "I am a Berliner!" The word Berliner in German, however, has two meanings. It does mean a citizen of Berlin. But it also means a type of jelly doughnut found in many of the city's pastry shops. When Kennedy spoke, he said "Ich bin ein Berliner!," which meant literally "I am a jelly doughnut!" He should have said, "Ich bin Berliner!, or "I am of Berlin!"
People » US Presidents

The nephila spider of India spins its webs with strands that are longer than 20 feet long.
Animals » Insects

Calaway Park is western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park. It is located a few miles west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Structures

Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.
People

Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars and it is estimated by astronomers that there are 100 billion other galaxies in the universe.
Space

The third Challenger flight carried the first black American into space, Guion S. Bluford, Jr., on August 30, 1983. A weather/communications satellite was launched for India during the flight.
Space

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