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By Mr. Smarty Pants

OCTOBER 18, 1999: 

Composer Bernard Hermann completed the last session for the score of Taxi Driver, went home, went to bed, and died.


The degree of infection caused by a mesquite thorn injury is considered indicative of the severity of the upcoming winter, according to an old dryland farmer's idiom.


If you want to keep your potatoes from budding, keep them in a bag that also includes an apple.


The Extraterrestrial Exposure Law (Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which was adopted before the Apollo moon shots) makes it illegal for the public to come in contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles.


McDonald's is experimenting with the idea of dispensing hamburgers from vending machines.


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