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Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

Pope Paul IV, elected on May 23, 1555, was so outraged when he saw the naked bodies on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel that he ordered Michelangelo to paint over them.

If you could drive to the sun--at 55 miles per hour--it would take about 193 years.

Strawberries have more vitamin C than oranges.

The brother of Popeye's girlfriend Olive was named Castor Oyl.

The initials on "BVD" brand underwear stand for the firm owners' names--Bradley, Voorhees and Day.

"Strengths" is the longest English word with only one vowel.

Granny's full name on The Beverly Hillbillies was Daisy Moses.

A horse expends more energy lying down than standing up.

There are 167 women in prison in Norway, and 2,500 men.

A "femtosecond" is one quadrillionth of a second.

The actor who portrayed the "Marlboro Man" in print and television cigarette ads died of lung cancer.

John Lennon was legally blind all of his life.

The Green Hornet is the Lone Ranger's grandnephew.

"Vader" (as in Darth) means "father" in Dutch.

Popeye's friend Wimpy's full name is J. Wellington Wimpy.

There is no synonym for "thesaurus."

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