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In some smaller towns in the state of Arizona, it is illegal to wear suspenders.
Laws and Customs » Strange Rules and Laws

Happy hour, the American term referring to a cocktail hour or period at a bar or pub when drinks are served at reduced prices with free snacks, has been in existence since about 1960.
Food and Drink

Rembrandt's last name was van Rijn.
People

Edmond Hoyle, an alleged English barrister, codified the rules to Whist, the predecessor to Bridge. The game became so popular that entire clubs were devoted to it in eighteenth-century London.
People

The average llama weighs 375 pounds.
Animals

France had the first supermarket in the world. It was started by relatives of the people who started the Texas Big Bear supermarket chain.
Structures

Penicillin causes about 300 deaths in the United States every year.
Technology

In the NHL in the 1960ís, the league decided that home teams would wear white, while visiting teams would wear their dark jerseys. The reasoning behind this was that it would be more difficult to keep white uniforms clean while on the road.
Sports

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
Science and Technology

Marvin Hamlisch became the youngest pupil ever at the Julliard School of Music - at age 7.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

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