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The Japanese gave us the term "honcho," meaning big shot. Hancho means "squad commander" in Japanese.
Words and Numbers

In many countries, it is the custom to wish friends a "Happy Birthday" on January 1st, rather than a "Happy New Year." This day is nicknamed "Everyman's Birthday," and is considered the day when everyone becomes a year older, whether it's their actual day of birth or not. Similarly, this practice is observed in horse racing. No matter when a race horse is born, they all "become" a year older on New Year's Day.
Holidays

For the film "The China Syndrome" (1979), the lead role of the television reporter was originally to be played by Richard Dreyfuss, but the character was changed to a woman – Jane Fonda then was cast in the part.
Entertainment » Movies

The lower the Sun is behind you, the greater the rainbow will be in front of you.
Environment

An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this - pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
Food and Drink

When the Yardbirds broke up in 1968, Jimmy Page was left to honor the band's commitments, performing as The New Yardbirds. The group eventually evolved into Led Zeppelin.
Entertainment » Music

According to a recent poll, 39 percent of the people interviewed admitted that they snoop in their host's medicine cabinets.
Statistics

Nearly 87 percent of 103 people polled in 1977 were unable to identify correctly an unlabeled copy of the Declaration of Independence. (The poll was conducted at a shopping area in Fort Lauderdale, Florida).
History

Legendary bandit and horse thief of the late 1800s, Belle Starr was born Myra Belle Shirley.
People

Terrier is from the Latin word “terra” meaning “earth.”
Animals

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