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Records show that U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower's favorite soup was vegetable soup with beef, lamb, and nasturtium stems.
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The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile national monuments.
Geography » US

The first American in space was Alan B. Shepard Jr.

According to several studies, less than 3 percent of the tiger population become man-eaters.

In Calama, a town in the Atacama Desert of Chile, it has never rained.

More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.

Aristotle believed the main purpose of the human brain was to cool the blood.

A car that shifts manually gets 2 miles more per gallon of gas than a car with automatic shift.

U.S. military service veterans have organized groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. On Veterans' Day and Memorial Day, these groups raise funds for their charities by selling paper poppies made by disabled veterans. This bright red wildflower became a symbol after the horrific WWI battle in Flanders Field in Belgium. The field, littered with the bodies of young soldiers, was also filled with poppies.

Camels don't sweat or pant.

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