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Despite the fact that the Second World War ended in 1945, it wasn't until 1954 that rationing in some form came to an end in Britain.
History

Skull island is the jungle home of King Kong.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

The human brain makes up 2 percent of the body's total weight, but uses up 20 percent of the body's oxygen supply.
People

A buck can be either a male kangaroo, male rabbit, male antelope, or male deer.
Animals

The game of a cats' cradle – two players alternately strength a looped string over their fingers to produce different designs – has been around since about 1760.
History

A bowl of lime Jell-O, when hooked up to an EEG machine, exhibited movement which is virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult man or woman.
Science and Technology

Before becoming successful in her own right, singer Sheryl Crow sang backup for Michael Jackson's 18-month “Bad” tour and later, for Don Henley.
Entertainment » Music

A neutron star is the strongest magnet in the universe. The magnetic field of a neutron star is a million million times stronger than Earth's magnetism.
Space

Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
Technology

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

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