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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

In photographic terms, a “slave” is a device used to trigger a studio lighting set-up. When one flash fires, it causes other lights to simultaneously fire.
Words and Numbers

To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs-it will let you go instantly.
Animals

The average life expectancy of geese, barring all accidents, is 25 years.
Animals

"The Shawshank Redemption" (1994) was filmed on location at Ohio's closed Mansfield State Penitentiary. The prison was in such poor, unsafe condition that major renovations had to be made prior to filming.
Entertainment » Movies

In 1994, David Schwimmer, Ross on NBC's Friends, made his debut as a TV-series regular on the short-lived comedy "Monty," starring Henry Winkler as a Rush-Limbaugh-type talk show host.
Entertainment » Television

In 1996 in Trenton, New Jersey, the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it wasn't enforcing the Clean Air Act. The state has the second-worst air pollution problem in the nation, behind southern California.
Environment

William A. Spooner (1884-1930) was an English clergyman noted for his frequent, odd transposition of initial or other sounds of words, as in a "blushing crow" for a "crushing blow." This amusing slip of the tongue became known as a spoonerism.
People

The loop on a belt that holds the loose end is called a "keeper."
Miscellaneous

St Valentine's Day on February 14th dates back to a Roman festival of youth, Lupercalia, when young people chose their sweethearts by lottery.
Holidays

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