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You've probably heard that Podunk is in Idaho. Actually, it's in Massachusetts.

Studies show more women talk to their cars than men do.

Contrary to what you might suspect, the Puritans loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower before they departed for the New World.

The classic children's tale Little Black Sambo takes place in India. Sambo is Hindu.

Despite what you might suspect, the U.S. has more bagpipe bands than Scotland.

No modern dictionary has any connection with Noah Webster. Those which stick the name Webster in their title are doing so just because of his reputation.

Joan of Arc wasn't French. She was born in Domremy, part of Bar, which was a part of Lorraine—which did not become a part of France until 1776. And her name wasn't Joan, it was Jeanne.

The largest city—in area—in the U.S. (in the contiguous 48 states) is not Los Angeles. It's Jacksonville, Florida. The largest city in any U.S. state (by area) is Sitka, Alaska (at 2,874 square miles).

If you think the United States is the country with the most universities, you’re mistaken. That distinction is held by India.

Not all snakes lay eggs. Garter snakes and rattlesnakes have live birth (they're ovoviviparous). The fertile eggs develop within the maternal body.

You might be surprised to learn that a Catholic priest can be married—as long as the marriage takes place before ordination.

It’s been rumored that the characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in the classic It’s A Wonderful Life. But that’s a myth according to the creators of Sesame Street.

Kleenex tissues were originally developed as gas mask filters during World War I, not as a way to deal with runny noses.

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