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Italy is smaller than the state of Montana (116,304 square miles and 147,138 square miles, respectively).
Geography » US

In the Return of the Jedi special edition during the new Coruscant footage at the end of the film a stormtrooper can be seen being carried over the crowds.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

In old Japanese theaters, salt was sprinkled on to the stage before each performance to prevent evil spirits from casting a spell on the actors and ruining the play.
Laws and Customs

The cathedral Notre Dame in Paris houses a 7,800-pipe organ.
Structures

California sea otters spend almost all of their time in the water. Alaska sea otters often sleep, groom, and nurse on land.
Animals

"USA Today" reported that many people in Hong Kong have designated blue and white, not black, as the colors of death.
People

Ansel Adams began teaching himself how to play piano when he was only 12 years old. He decided he wanted to become a concert pianist when he was 23 but, after meeting the great photographer Paul Strand, he changed his mind and decided to go full-time with photography.
People

In 1997, worldwide sales of fragrance topped $15 billion, more than $6 billion in the United States alone.
Statistics

As is their custom, the natives of the Turkish village of Kuskoy communicate through whistling. This unique language allows the Kuskovians to communicate over distances of up to one mile.
Laws and Customs

Before he catapulted to fame, Bob Dylan was paid $50 in 1960 for playing the harmonica on a Harry Belafonte album.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

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