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By Mr. Smarty Pants

APRIL 3, 2000: 

According to one world traveler, they sell beer popsicles in Germany.

Explorer Dr. David Livingstone (of Stanley and Livingstone) may have had a secret African love child, according to recent sworn affidavits from tribal chiefs of the areas in which he traveled.

Carnegie Mellon researchers have begun programming robot forklifts with 3-D maps.

The military dirge "Taps" was written in 1862 as a tribute to Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe's son, a Confederate soldier. Ellicombe discovered the body of his son at battle and didn't even know his son was fighting for the South until that moment.

According to one Texan, drinking hot tea in summer is more refreshing to the body than drinking iced tea.

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