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A man who meekly accepts his wife's adultery is a wittol.
Words and Numbers

The popular drawing toy Etch A Sketch, invented by Arthur Granjean, was originally named "The L'Ecran Magique." Sales skyrocketed in 1960 after its name changed and some innovative TV advertising was launched.
Inventions

Ralph Waldo Emerson died in 1882 from the effects of a cold contracted while attending the funeral of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
People

Mr. Munster's first name is Herman.
Entertainment » TV and Movies

William Henry Harrison's campaign for president was known as the "Log Cabin Campaign." It emphasized that Harrison was a man of the common people who lived in a log cabin. In reality, Harrison was rather wealthy.
People » US Presidents

There are over 300 species of parrots.
Animals

Pennsylvania law mandates that all counties provide veterans' graves each year with a flag, most of which are distributed before Memorial Day.
Laws and Customs

The Earth is 92.8 million miles away from the sun.
Space

The first lighthouse in England was built in 1619 at the Lizard, Cornwall. Local legend suggested the man that built it, Sir John Killigrew, was actually a pirate and wanted to lure ships close to the shore to plunder them.
Structures

Australia's Ayers Rock is the largest rock in the world. It rises out of the middle of the country with a diameter of 5 miles around its base and a height of 1,000 feet.
Geography » Australia

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