1. Billionaire Howard Hughes bought the small Silver Slipper casino for the sole purpose of moving its trademark neon silver slipper. Visible from Hughes' bedroom, it had apparently kept him awake at night.
  2. Olympic medals and the bonuses that the U.S. Olympic Committee awards athletes for landing one of the top spots, all count as taxable income to the IRS.
  3. A former Macy's salesperson became Queen of Romania in 1948.
  4. There are over 30 places in the world named "Paris."
  5. Catholic priest Joseph Müller was sentenced to death for telling a political joke in Nazi Germany.
  6. In Japan, there are cafes where you can hang out with owls.
  7. The Simpsons released an album in 1990 and the lead single "Do the Bartman" was a worldwide hit. It was co-produced by Michael Jackson, who also provided background vocals and was a big fan of the show.
  8. In 1923, Babe Ruth set the record for the most home runs in a season, while also striking out more than any other player in Major League Baseball.
  9. At age 22, Walt Disney was fired from a Missouri newspaper for "not being creative enough."
  10. A study showed that it's not necessary to run, swim or work out at the gym. Household chores such as vacuuming or scrubbing the floor, or merely walking to work provide enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life.
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