The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.

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Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the U.S.

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Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.

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On October 7, 1916 Georgia Tech beat Cumberland University in a football game by a score of 222 to 0.

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Oregon's state flag is the only state flag to carry two separate designs, with a beaver on its reverse side.

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Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.

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The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884.

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A snail can sleep for three years.

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Mariner 4 collected the first close-up photos of another planet when it flew by Mars. As it passed the planet it revealed lunar-type impact craters, some of them touched with frost in the chill Martian evening.

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From 1942 until the end of World War II, Oscars were made out of plaster to conserve metal. After the war, the winners received "real" replacement statues.

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