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Best Picture Oscar winner "Dances with Wolves," a three-hour Western, had a full-third of its dialogue spoken in Lakota Sioux. Subtitles were used, unusual for a major Academy Award-winning film.
Entertainment » Movies

The dense globules of gas from which stars are born are much larger than the stars they will form. In the Orion nebula, globules have been detected which are 500 times larger than the solar system.
Space

In an episode of The Simpsons, Sideshow Bob's Criminal Number is 24601, the same as the Criminal number of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

Several well documented instances have been reported of extremely obese people flushing aircraft toilets whilst still sitting on them. The vacuum action of these toilets sucked the rectum inside out.
Medicine and Health

Fresh mushrooms should be stored with cool air circulating around them.
Food and Drink

62 degrees Fahrenheit is the minimum temperature required for a grasshopper to be able to hop.
Animals » Insects

Cars produce about four times their own weight in carbon dioxide each year. The average home produces 50 tons of carbon dioxide each year.
Environment

The first female theater manager was Mrs. John Drew, mother of actor John Drew the second, and grandmother of the famous Barrymores (think actress Drew Barrymore). She managed the Arch Street Theatre for 30 years after her husband died in 1850.
People

It has been estimated that the typical American will spend an average of 2 years of his/her life reading newspapers.
Statistics

Birds may travel great distances on their migrations. The Arctic tern travels from the top of the world, the Arctic to the bottom, the Antarctic. Round trip in a single year: 25,000 miles in all.
Animals

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