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By Mr. Smarty Pants

AUGUST 14, 2000: 

U.S. World War II veterans are dying at the rate of 1,000 a day.


While in the hospital, Ty Cobb defied a ban on alcoholic beverages by slipping his false teeth into a glass of bourbon and water.


It takes about an acre-foot of water (about 326,000 gallons) to serve a family of four for a year.


Granny Clampett's method for curing alcoholism was to let the alcoholic drink as much as he or she wanted, and then pretend not to care.


Due to erosion, Niagara Falls have moved seven miles from their original location.


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