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Week of October 12, 2020
The first microwave oven was almost 750 pounds.

Week of October 5, 2020
The United States Postal Service figured out a way to shave 28.5 million miles off delivery routes. How? By minimizing left-hand turns.

Week of September 28, 2020
Hamsters and stray dogs are crepuscular -- primarily active in the twilight hours of dawn and dusk.

Week of September 21, 2020
Greenland's only national park is more than twice the size of California. Nobody lives there.

Week of September 14, 2020
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The moment you were born, you were the youngest person in the world, however briefly. Pretty cool, right? Also, you had more bones than your parents, about 300 compared to 206 for adults. The reason is that some of a baby's separate bones fuse together into single bones as they ossify in the months and years after birth.

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