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By Mr. Smarty Pants

MARCH 6, 2000: 

The last hitter to bat .400 in the National league was Bill Terry of the New York Giants.

There are 33.6 million minutes in 64 years, according to the Beatles in Yellow Submarine. The same movie asserts that a minute is a long time.

New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has a press conference every day, including Sundays.

Since entering the European Economic Community, folks in the United Kingdom can no longer call cheese biscuits, "cheese biscuits." Instead, they have to be called "biscuits for cheese," because they do not contain any cheese -- well, not until you put some on top.

A steam locomotive has 90% of its moving parts on the outside.

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