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  1. "Yugoslavia" passports were valid through 12/31/2011 — nearly twenty years after the country ceased to exist!
  2. A newspaper columnist once told of her shock when, having struck up a rapport with a man over dinner, she was told at the end of the meal he had no vacancies for friends. He was operating a "one-in, one-out" policy. Six months later she received a card stating he was now available for friendship.
  3. # fifteen Es # seven Fs # four Gs # six Hs # eight Is # four Ns # five Os # six Rs # eighteen Ss # eight Ts # four Us # three Vs # two Ws # three Xs
  4. President of the US for one day.
  5. World largest lake contains 20% of world's fresh water.
  6. Once the world's fourth-largest inland sea with an area of 68,000 km², the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s, after the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects. By 2004, the sea had shrunk to 25% of its original surface area, and a nearly fivefold increase in salinity had killed most of its natural flora and fauna. By 2007 it had declined to 10% of its original size, splitting into three separate lakes, two of which are too salty to support fish.[1] The once prosperous fishing industry has been virtually destroyed, and former fishing towns along the original shores have become ship graveyards. With this collapse has come unemployment and economic hardship.
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  7. A US Senator won nearly $1 million in the lottery! "On October 20, 2005, Gregg won about $850,000 by getting five of six numbers on a Powerball lottery ticket when he purchased four different $5 quik-piks at a Washington DC gas station."
  8. Incredible story of an unknown women whose deathmask made her wildely famous in death and who was the basis for the CPR dummy CPR-Annie.

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