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Grover Cleveland, the 24th president of the US, worked briefly as an executioner before becoming president. He hung at least two convicted criminals.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

The largest prehistoric monument in England is not Stonehenge but the Avebury Circles nearby. Most of the village of Avebury lies within the circle of stones which dates back to 1800 BC.

Ireland consumes more milk than any other country in the world. Each person drinks over 164 quarts of milk a year. Finland is second in milk consumption with 162 quarts consumed a year, next is Iceland with 160 quarts, then is Norway with 158 quarts, and the Ukraine with 141 quarts of milk consumed each year.
Food and Drink

The Dalmatian dog is named for the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, where it is believed to have been originally bred.

The first Thanksgiving celebration was held in 1621.

In 1615, the English explorer William Baffin penetrated to within 800 miles of the North Pole. For the next 250 years, no one else got nearer.

The Gulf Stream off the Atlantic seaboard of the United States flows at a rate nearly 300 times faster than the typical flow of the Amazon River, the world's largest river.
Geography » US

A B-25 bomber airplane crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building on July 28, 1945.

The best-selling book of all time is the Bible. Throughout the world, the Bible has sold over 6 billion copies, enough to give every person in the world one copy.

Pigs can become alcoholics.

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