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By Mr. Smarty Pants

JANUARY 10, 2000: 

It is illegal to run out of gas in Youngstown, Ohio.


Each of the five rings in the Audi logo stands for one of five different car companies that was merged to form Audi years ago.


In 1893, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. built the world's first Ferris Wheel for the World Colombian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. Ferris died just three years later at the age of 37, a poor and saddened man who never knew that his name would become a household word.


Kentucky Fried Chicken customers in Bermuda are angry that their fast food is not fast enough. The company has plans in the works to hire a specialist in fast food service to give special training to all employees.


All CIA and FBI records pertaining to the John F. Kennedy assassination will be released in 2017.


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