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By Mr. Smarty Pants

DECEMBER 13, 1999: 

In 1938, Congress passed an act making 38 cents per hour the minimum wage.


If Earth were a village of 100 people with all the current ratios, 57 would be Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere, and 8 Africans; 52 females, 48 males; 70 nonwhites, 30 whites; 70 non-Christian, 30 Christian; 89 heterosexuals, 11 homosexuals; 80 living in substandard housing; 70 unable to read; 50 with malnutrition; 1 near death, 1 near birth; 1 with a college education; 1 would own a computer.


Common side effects of tonsillectomies are nightmares.


White, blue-eyed cats are more often deaf than white cats that have green eyes, yellow eyes, or eyes of other colors.


LBJ demanded a glass of warm water every morning to loosen his bowels for the day.


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