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The packaged salad industry began in 1989 at Fresh Express in Salinas, California. The family-owned company introduced an iceberg salad in a patented “Keep-Crisp” bag. The bag was designed to regulate oxygen to keep lettuce fresh for up to two weeks without preservatives.
Food and Drink

“Wet” means “simpleton” in Australian slang. The Wet is the rainy season in Northern Australia.
Geography » Australia

The first people to arrive on Iceland were Irish explorers, in 795 A.D.

Koi and other popular pond fish can survive in 38-degree water. As long as the water is not frozen, the fish will be unaffected.

22% of all restaurant meals include French fries.

The average life expectancy of a beaver in captivity is five years.

A teenager in Belmont, New Hampshire robbed the local convenience store. Getting away with a pocket full of change, the boy walked home. He did not realize, however, that he had holes in both of his pockets. A trail of quarters and dimes led police directly to his house.
People » Crimes & Dumb Criminals

The largest movie theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall in New York City, opened in December, 1932. It originally had 5,945 seats.

At the 1970 Oscar ceremonies, buxom Raquel Welch presented the award for best "special visual effects."
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

Arlington National Cemetery occupies 612 acres in Virginia on the Potomac River, directly opposite Washington, D.C.

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