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By Mr. Smarty Pants

APRIL 24, 2000: 

Dancer Gene Kelly had an economics degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Texhoma, Texas, school district's Web page at http://www.texhomaisd.net features six Dalmatian dogs, with tails wagging, for reasons not given.

The median income of U.S. workers in 1998 was $33,000. Half of us made more, half less.

The female yak is called the "bri." Some yak-cattle hybrids are known as "dzo." Tibetans often refer to yaks as "the coconut of animals" because like the coconut tree, the whole yak is used, and no part is wasted.

Vodka means "little water."

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