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By Mr. Smarty Pants

JUNE 12, 2000: 

There are fairly good-sized monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar.

The oil and gas that Russia loses each year in leaks and spills could provide enough energy to allow the country to close its nuclear power plants.

Landfill research has shown that most Halloween candy is consumed, while most Valentine's Day candy is thrown away.

A survey of 101 public New Economy companies by Spencer Stuart, a headhunting firm, found that only 3% of companies' board members are women, compared to 12% of S&P 500 companies. Only 18% of New Economy boards have even one woman.

Monica Lewinsky has been known to sign autographed photos with X's and O's.

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