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In 1996, Christmas caroling was banned at two major malls in Pensacola, Florida. Apparently, shoppers and merchants complained the carolers were too loud and took up too much space.
Laws and Customs » Strange Rules and Laws

Some species of starfish have as many as fifty appendages.
Animals

About half of the energy entering the outer atmosphere from the Sun reaches the ground. Of the radiation that reached the ground, about one-third is radiated back into space, one-third heats the lower atmosphere, and one-third is used in the process of evaporating water.
Environment

Opera-great Beverly Sills' name at birth was Belle Silverman.
Entertainment

Acorn, banana, buttercup, butternut, carnival, delicata, golden nugget, Hubbard, kabocha, spaghetti, sweet dumpling, turban, and pumpkin are varieties of winter squash.
Food and Drink

The U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to honor those who had made outstanding contributions to the sport of figure skating in the United States. The first inductees were Sherwin C. Badger, Theresa Weld Blanchard, Irving Brokaw, Maribel Vinson Owen, A. Winsor Weld, Eddie Shipstad, and Oscar Johnson.
Sports

On the new hundred dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
Miscellaneous

The Earth is the most dense planet five times denser than water, while Saturn is the least dense. It has a density 0.7 times that of water.
Space

Playing cards were invented by the Chinese as early as 1120.
Inventions

Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.
People

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