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By Mr. Smarty Pants

JANUARY 31, 2000: 

If a national holiday in Lithuania falls on a Thursday, then Friday is a holiday too.


According to Salon magazine, Keith C. Kajander, an associate professor of oral sciences at the University of Minnesota, died of a cocaine overdose. He had been conducting research to study pain management related to dental procedures.


The bill of the Californian acorn woodpecker strikes trees at 12-15 mph


Cartoon swearing is referred to by typesetters as a "maladicta balloon." The symbols/characters inside it are known as jarns, quimps, nittles, and grawlix.


The U.S. Customs Service has begun using new, high-tech airport scanners that can clearly show the naked body.


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