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Canada is the biggest producer of uranium in the world but does not possess nuclear weapons.

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A gigawatt, enough to power about 1 million typical homes, requires 200 tons of uranium a year at full operating rates, according to the World Nuclear Association. The present price for U308, the tradable form of metallic uranium is about US $56 per pound.

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In its first eighteen months (1964.5 - 1965) of production, more than one million Ford Mustangs were built and sold.

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In the movie "Dukes of Hazard" 30 Dodge Charger 1969 R/T's where Destroyed in the production.

Isn't that depressing.

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In the movie "Dukes of Hazard" 30 Dodge Charger 1969 R/T's where Destroyed in the production.

Isn't that depressing.

Not to count all those equally nice sheriff cars.

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Radish sprouts are popular in Japan. In 1996 there was an E. coli outbreak that killed 12 people and reportedly sickened more than 12,000 others. Commercially these sprouts are grown at about 100 degree F (38 degree C), a temperature ideal for the growth of E. coli bacteria.

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I guess the real elephant on the loo is:
"Where did that E.coli bacteria mutant in Germany come from, and what could it be doing in my salad?"

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Two new elements have been added to the periodic table. They are called elements 114 and 116 for now — permanent names and symbols will be chosen later.

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The average student-loan debt that a 4-year college graduate has incurred upon graduation in the US is $25,000. Total student-loan debt has now surpassed the credit card debt in this great nation.

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Martin Van Buren was the first US president to be born an American citizen. However English was his second language. He grew up speaking Dutch at home.

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The world's first one gigabyte disk drive was announced in 1980. It weighed 550 pounds and had a price tag of $40,000.

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Adobe Photoshop was not developed by Adobe, but licensed from a college student named Thomas Knoll in 1988.

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The Indonesian branch of the Obedient Wives Club, launched early this month in Malaysia, claims to have about 300 members in several cities. Group leader Gina Puspita said the club would offer its members a package of teachings including how to treat their husbands in bed.

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The Indonesian branch of the Obedient Wives Club, launched early this month in Malaysia, claims to have about 300 members in several cities. Group leader Gina Puspita said the club would offer its members a package of teachings including how to treat their husbands in bed.

Lorena Bobbitt had one of the answers. :)

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Watson, the IBM Super Computer made famous for beating humans on the TV show Jeopardy was named Webby Person of the Year.

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Each year, 24/7 Wall St. compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term. On this year's list are some well known brands such as:
Sears
Nokia
Sony Pictures (formerly Columbia)
Sony Ericsson
A&W
Saab
American Apparel
MySpace
Soap Opera Digest

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Margaret is a carrier pigeon that raced Australia's biggest broadband service to send a 700 megabit file over a distance of 132 km (82 miles) -- a televised contest that Margaret, with a memory stick taped to her leg, won easily.

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Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain — have the combined debt liability of about $616 billion. In the murky world of intertwined bank derivatives, nobody knows which bank in which country is holding those derivatives until defaults occur. Most likely the taxpayers of such a country will have to bail out the affected bank there.

Edited by bumsfeld: bail

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Living and being raised in a city actually affects your brain and makes you more susceptible to mental disorders related to anxiety, depression and even schizophrenia.

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The world's biggest butterfly with a wingspan of 30-centimeters (12-inches) has been found in New Guinea.

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(Reuters) - A mine awareness team in Uganda was horrified to find an unexploded bomb being used as a bell when they visited a school to teach children how to spot bombs, a local newspaper reported.

The Anti-Mine Network organization saw teachers banging the bomb with stones to call children to lessons in a 700-pupil school in a rural area, the Daily Monitor said.

"Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction in the area," Wilson Bwambale, coordinator of the organization, told the newspaper.

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"Scientist's have hypothesized that parasites cause the erratic behavior associated with colony collapse disorder, in which bees abandon the queen. To help bees dodge infection, U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologists are turning to a brewer's specialty: hops, which contain acids that combat parasitic mites."

Discover July/August, 2011

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Chinese typewriters used to express something impossibly difficult did in fact exist and were collected by rich eccentric Westerners.

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A car uses 1.6 ounces of gas idling for one minute. Half an ounce is used to start the average automobile!

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British beach volleyball stars Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney will be sporting a teensy weensy high tech bar code on their itsy bitsy bikini bottoms when they compete in a high profile London tournament this week.

The barcode, part of a sponsorship deal with Betfair, will be printed on the back of the bikini bottoms, where advertisers think it will attract the most attention.

When photographed on a smartphone, the QR matrix barcode directs users straight to a specific website, in this case a site owned by online sports betting company Betfair.

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