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Unlike that of most monkeys, the tail of the marmoset is not prehensile.
Animals

Half of all murders are committed with handguns.
Statistics

"Honolulu" means "sheltered harbor."
Geography » US

The following means of making a living are, according to New York City statues, illegal: the skinning of horses or cows, the growing of ragweed, and the burning of bones.
Laws and Customs

According to the National Hockey League's official rule book, the home team is responsible for providing an adequate supply of official pucks which must be kept in a frozen condition. This supply of pucks must be kept at the penalty bench under the control of one of the regular off-ice officials.
Sports

Before beginning his movie career, Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto, Canada.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

Sandra Bullock's role in the romantic comedy hit "While You Were Sleeping" (1995) was originally offered to Demi Moore, but Moore's salary demands were out of reach.
Entertainment » Movies

The Royal Ontario Museum was created by the signing of the Royal Ontario Museum Act in the Ontario Legislature in 1912. The Museum opened to the public on March 19, 1914, when the Duke of Connaught dedicated what now forms the back wing of the present building. The museum's collections comprise over 6 million science specimens and art and archaeology artifacts. Approximately 67,000 items are added each year. In 1998, a joint research team of museum staff and the Cuban Ministry of Science discovered the first almost perfectly preserved Taino house, approximately 400 to 700 years old, at an underwater site in Los Buchillones, Cuba. The discovery is unmatched in the West Indies.
Structures

On "forever-39" Jack Benny's 80th birthday, Frank Sinatra gave him two copies of the book "Life Begins at Forty."
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

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

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