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By Mr. Smarty Pants

MAY 8, 2000: 

New Mexico has more Ph.D.s per capita than any other state.


J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit went out of print briefly during World War II when the publisher's warehouse stock was burnt in a German air raid.


By her own admittance, Mary Tyler Moore had two bloody marys on the way to the Betty Ford clinic.


Bloomers, a style of women's pants, were named after Amelia Jenks Bloomer, a 19th-century reformer who popularized the style. However, Elizabeth Smith Miller had created bloomers in part as a sanitary measure; the hoopskirts of the day swept up dirt (and worse) from the streets.


Schlotzky's Deli in Malaysia carry Smokey Mountain Chicken Crunch sandwiches with "half-virgin" chickens.


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