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STRANGE BUT TRUE
It was famed journalist and news anchor Edward R. Murrow who made the following sage observation: Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesnt mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
According to news reports, hundreds of people have been trekking to the remote Indonesian village of Curugsewu to see a new addition to its rather primitive zoo: a recently captured python. This isnt just any serpent, however; at 990 pounds and 49 feet long, its the largest snake ever to be kept in captivity. It begs the question: How exactly do you go about catching a python of such immense size?
As summer approaches, you might want to keep in mind the fact that there are 1,500 known species of fleas and 9,500 known species of ants. Then again, that might be a factoid youd rather forget.
Actor Tom Cruise attended 15 different schools when he was growing up.
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