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A Siberian Husky named Togo led his dog team on the 1925 Serum Run (bringing meds to stop a Diptheria epidemic), in -40°C weather. They set the record for longest distance and fastest team to do the run. However a dog named Balto received all the praise, including a statue.

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White mushrooms, Cremini mushrooms, and Portobello mushrooms are all the same mushroom but at different stages of growth.

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In the painting “American Gothic” it’s a father and daughter, not husband and wife pictured.

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Jon Bon Jovi's first professional recording was singing backup vocals on the 1980 Star Wars tie-in Christmas album "Christmas In The Stars." The only reason he got the gig was because his cousin Tony managed the studio where the album was recorded and had hired him as a janitor.

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At the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott performed a live demonstration where he held out a hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time. Because they were essentially in a vacuum, there was no air resistance and the feather fell at the same rate as the hammer, as Galileo had concluded.

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Joseph Beyrle, an American Paratrooper, fought for both the US and the Soviet Union in WWII. He was captured in Normandy, sent to a POW Camp, escaped, joined the Red Army and liberated the camp he had just escaped from. He later met Marshal Zhukov and won the Purple Heart for his Service.

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The word "dashboard" actually derives from a wooden or leather board attached to the front of a horse-drawn carriage to protect the driver from mud splashes thrown up or "dashed' by the horse's hooves.

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Only 9% of all plastic waste ever produced has been recycled.

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Chadwick(the discoverer of the neutron) was a student of Rutherford(the discoverer of the proton) who was student of Thomson (the discoverer of the electron).

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Hall of Fame Pitcher Nolan Ryan played from 1966 until 1993. He was 19 when he debuted and 46 when he retired.

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