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Baby mink are born blind and remain sightless for a month.
Animals

Cleopatra was part Macedonian, part Greek, and part Iranian. She was not an Egyptian.
People

Mare Tranquillitatis, or Sea of Tranquility, was the name of the first manned lunar landing.
Space

Miami Beach, Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Palm Beach, Pacific Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach — there are scores of U.S. coastal cities and towns with "beach" in their names. Surprisingly, there's only one city in the United States named merely "Beach." It is found in North Dakota, which is a land-locked state.
Geography » US

Dorothy Dandridge was the first black woman in American film history to be embraced romantically by a white man in the 1957 film "Island in the Sun."
Entertainment » Movies

From 1965 to 1968, Haight Street in San Francisco was the epicenter of a counterculture that was invented there by "flower children" or disenchanted college students. The Haight-Ashbury area, where the two streets intersect, presented the famous “Summer of Love” to the world in 1967.
History

Ideal conditions for an egg include temperatures that don't rise above 40o F (4o C) and a relative humidity of 70 to 80 percent.
Food and Drink

Peter Falk, best known for his starring role on TV's Columbo, earned a B.S. in political science from the New School for Social Research in New York. He worked as an efficiency expert for the Connecticut Budget Director before he pursued acting.
People

Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things was the best-selling nonfiction book in the United States for two years in a row: 1957 and 1958.
History

Christmas is not widely celebrated in Scotland. Some historians believe that Christmas is downplayed in Scotland because of the influence of the Presbyterian Church (or Kirk), which considered Christmas a "Papist," or Catholic event. As a result, Christmas in Scotland tends to be somber.
Holidays » Christmas

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