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Before he became famous for his TV comedy work, the late Phil Hartman worked as a talented and respected graphic designer. In fact, he was the designer of the logo for Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.
People » Celebrities and Public Figures

Tropical ants, when a flood sweeps down on them, roll themselves into a huge living ball which drifts upon the water, with the young safe and dry at the core.
Animals » Insects

The final resting place for Dr. Eugene Shoemaker the Moon. The famed U.S. Geological Survey astronomer had trained the Apollo mission astronauts about craters, but never made it into space. Dr. Shoemaker had wanted to be an astronaut but was rejected because of a medical problem. His ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft before it was launched on January 6, 1998. NASA crashed the probe into a crater on the moon on July 31, 1999, in an attempt to learn if there is water on the Moon.
Space

The generic name of the drug methadone is dolophine. It was named in honor of Adolph Hitler.
Words and Numbers

The hum of a hummingbird comes from the super-fast beat of the wings. The smallest ones beat their wings the fastest up to 80 times per second. Even the slower beat of bigger hummingbirds' wings (20 times per second) is so fast you can only see a blur.
Animals

Lemon grass is a traditional flavoring used in Thai cooking. It grows in stalks and has a subtle, bright, delicate flavor that is lemon-like. It is also used as a flavoring in some beers.
Food and Drink

Our galaxy has approximately 250 billion stars and it is estimated by astronomers that there are 100 billion other galaxies in the universe.
Space

It is estimated that every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
Statistics

In the United States, Evelyn is considered a girl's name, but both boys and girls in England are given the name.
People

The full name for Britain; The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is the 3rd longest country name in the world.
Statistics

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