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At age ninety, Peter Mustafic of Botovo, Yugoslavia, suddenly began speaking again after a silence of 40 years. The Yugoslavian news agency quoted him as saying, "I just didn't want to do military service, so I stopped speaking in 1920; then I got used to it."
Miscellaneous

Dutch engineers have developed a computerized machine that allows a cow to milk itself. Each cow in the herd has a computer chip in its collar. If the computer senses that the cow has not been milked in a given period of time, the milk-laden animal is allowed to enter the stall. The robot sensors locate the teats, apply the vacuum devices, and the cow is milked. The machine costs a mere $250,000 and is said to boost milk production by 15%.
People » Inventors

According to NASA, the U.S. has the world's most violent weather. In a typical year, the U.S. can expect some 10,000 violent thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes and several hurricanes.
Geography

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was financed by a wealthy widow for thirteen years. She stipulated that they never meet and they didn't.
People

The number two is the only number greater than zero that, when added to or multiplied by itself, gives the same result: 4.
Words and Numbers

Eighteen ounces of an average cola drink contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
Food and Drink

Dolphins can kills sharks by ramming them with their snout.
Animals

Two out of three adults in the United Sates wear glasses at some time.
People

A "winkle" is an edible sea snail.
Animals

You should not eat a crawfish with a straight tail. It was dead before it was cooked.
Food and Drink

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