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An estimated 1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate, meaning they're unable to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level.

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On August 4th, 1922, all the telephone services in the US and Canada was silenced for one minute to mark the funeral of Alexander Graham Bell.

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eland is the only country without mosquitoes.

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Instead of autographs, Jonah Hill gives out business cards to his fan that say: I just met Jonah Hill. It was a total letdown.

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In 1874, a little girl named Mary Ellen Wilson was declared to be an animal to remove her from an abusive home because while animal cruelty laws had been passed, child abuse laws had not.

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Nancy Cowen was forced to leave behind her cat Cleo, whom she had adopted as a stray, when she moved into a nursing home. About two weeks later however, Cleo managed to find the nursing home where she is now reunited with her owner as care staff intend on keeping them together.

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During Napoleon's coronation in 1804, the new emperor crowned himself, instead of having the Pope put the crown on his head, to symbolize he was becoming emperor based on his own merit and not the will of God.

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Scientists believe there is a 9th planet in our solar system that is roughly 10 times larger than earth. They haven't been able to locate it yet but they know it's there because of its gravitational effects on other objects.

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Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film, but he was turned down by the franchise's owners. When he told his friend George Lucas, Lucas said he had a film "just like James Bond but even better." It was a story about an archaeologist named Indiana.

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The price of admission for a zoo in 18th century England was a dog or a cat -- they were fed to the lions.

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