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By Mr. Smarty Pants

FEBRUARY 14, 2000: 

The opossum has a forked-shaped penis.

Scientists at the University of California at Irvine are saying that going to bed late may be a way of getting rid of depression. By scanning to track brain activity, they have found that sleep deprivation reduced the severity of depression for many patients.

The premise for the TV show Happy Days was first tested on Love, American Style.

According to British health standards, the term "farm fresh eggs" means nothing unless the box states when the eggs were laid, which it rarely does. The words "farm" or "country" don't rule out the possibility that eggs were laid by battery hens.

Researchers at York University in England are developing shock-absorbing underwear to protect elderly people from breaking their hips.

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