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Elvis Presley received his U.S. army discharge on March 5, 1960.
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The black mamba snake can travel up to 20 miles per hour.

February 18, 1930 marks the first flight by a cow in an airplane. Elm Farm Ollie, while watched by reporters, produced milk that was put into containers and parachuted over St. Louis, Missouri. Can you spell "publicity stunt"?

Thomas Edison had a collection of over 5,000 birds.
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Home remedies for burns usually don't work and often worsen the wounds. Burn-patient experts have seen many products put on burns, such as petroleum jelly, vegetable oil, butter, and even toothpaste. None of these are recommended as salves for burns.

The first roller-skating rink, Belgravia Skating Rink, was opened to the public in Great Britain on August 2, 1875.

The ancient Greeks had perfumes for every part of the body. Scents were designed to clear the mind, cure illness, and win true love.

The Asiatic cordial kumiss is made from fermented cow's milk.
Food and Drink

Ephemera is a term used to embrace a wide range of minor, everyday documents, most intended for one-time or short-term use, including postcards, posters, baseball cards, tickets, bookmarks, photographs - and the list goes on. Collecting ephemera has been an ardent pursuit for centuries.
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The force of gravity is very strong on a neutron star because of its amazing density. Your weight on a neutron star would be 10,000 million times greater than on Earth.

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