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Napoleon favored mathematicians and physical scientists, but excluded humanists from his circle, believing them to be troublemakers.
People

Plenilune is an archaic term for a full moon.
Space

57% of British school kids think Germany is the most boring country in Europe.
Surveys

Worker ants can carry up to 50 times their own body weight. Worker ants are always female.
Animals » Insects

Supermodel Tyra Banks was the first African American to appear solo on the cover of the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue.
People

According to one source, Americans buy about 5 million things that are shaped like Mickey Mouse, or have a picture of Mickey Mouse on them, in the course of one day.
Entertainment » Disney

There is no proof that Phineas Taylor Barnum ever said "there's a sucker born every minute." He did, however, say that "every crowd has a silver lining," and acknowledged that "the public is wiser than many imagine."
People

Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and the crossroads.
Myths

In 1892, Emile Berlinger developed the master disc, from which several copies of a record could be made on vulcanized rubber. Before then, singers had to repeat a song for each copy of a recording.
Entertainment

One of the longest surnames ever recorded is that of Major Tollemache-Tollemache de Orellana-Plantagenet-Tollemache-Tollemache (1858-1917), a British soldier.
People

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