The Arkansas River is the longest stream to flow into the Mississippi-Missouri river system. Its total length is 1,450 miles.

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In 1920, 57% of Hollywood movies billed the female star above the leading man. In 1990, only 18% had the leading lady given top billing.

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In 1221 the daughter of Genghis Khan ordered the killing of the entire population of the city of Nishapur (about 60,000) in one hour. The order came after her husband killing.

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The average temperature at 40,000 feet above sea level is -60 F.

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As a teenager, Kevin Costner sang in a church choir.

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Some toothpastes and deodorants contain the same chemicals found in antifreeze.

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On the day that Alexander Graham Bell was buried the entire US telephone system was shut down for 1 minute in tribute.

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In a lifetime the average US resident eats more than 50 tons of food and drinks more than 13,000 gallons of liquid.

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Lima beans contain cyanide!

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Christian Barnard performed the first heart transplant in 1967 - the patient lived for 18 days.

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