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Old 04-05-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Experts say: "Only one other land animal cries: the elephant. Marine animals that cry include seals, sea otters, and sal****er crocodiles (the so-called 'crocodile tears'). All of these animals cry only to get rid of salt. However, one scientist, Dr. G. W. Steller, a zoologist at Harvard University, thinks that sea otters are capable of crying emotional tears. According to Dr. Steller, 'I have sometimes deprived females of their young on purpose, sparing the lives of their mothers, and they would weep over their affliction just like human beings.'"

1. on average, how many miles does a banana travel before being eaten?
2. can you name the four presidents who came into the office never having been elected to, or served in, any other elected office?
3. only three fruits native to north america are grown commercially; what are they?
4. who wrote, "the power of myth"?
5. what "x-files" spin-off demonstrated that three geeks were not very interesting by themselves?
6. insects have compound ones; arachnids have simple ones...................what are they?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
abe lincoln is the only US president facing right on an american coin because he was assassinated.

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1. 4,000 miles (3,000 miles?)
2. GRANT, EISENHOWER, hoover, zachary taylor
3. CONCORD GRAPES (grapes?)
CRANBERRIES, blueberries (apples?)
4. BILL MOYERS
5. "THE LONE GUNMEN"
6. EYES
CRAP !!
the direction lincoln faced was nothing more than the choice of the artist.
lincoln's likeness on the penny was adapted from a plaque sculpted by artist victor david brenner.
president theodore roosevelt was so impressed with the plaque that he recommended to the secretary of the treasury that it's design be placed on a coin to be issued in the lincoln centennial year, 1909.

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hmm, I thought peaches were native. Where do they originally come from?
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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History of peaches

"Prunus persica", the scientific name of the peach, suggests that peaches came from Persia, but China is actually the peach's original home. Peaches were originally from an area near the city of Xian, China. They were cultivated in China at least 3,000 years ago. Wild peaches, called "Maotao" or "Yietao", still grow in remote areas of China. Peaches spread to Russia and Persia (present-day Iran) probably because Chinese traders dropped peach pits along their trade routes. Alexander the Great and his armies found the peaches in Persia and brought them to Greece. Most Europeans assumed that peaches came from Persia. Throughout the next centuries, peaches were spread all over Europe. The Spanish brought peaches to America. Today, the peach is grown in at least 64 countries worldwide. The U.S. produces about 20% of the world's peaches.
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