FRENCH MAIDS AND MORE

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French maids never wore mini-skirts, stiletto heels, and fishnet stockings; that image originated in the U.S. on the vaudeville stage.

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Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.

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In South Africa prior to 1985, it was illegal for individuals of European ancestry and non-European ancestry to marry one another.

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Minnows have teeth in their throats.

Submitted by Jack Lee – Wichita

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Yahoo! is an acronym for “Yet Another Hiearchical Officious Oracle.” David Filo and Jerry Yang were in a trailer in Palo Alto, Calif., thinking of a name for their hobby!

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Japan is commonly thought of as a tiny island nation, but it’s actually about the size of California. In fact, it’s larger than many European countries.

 

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While many think Hydrox cookies were an Oreo knock-off, Hydrox actually came first. They were first made in 1908, four years before the Oreo.

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The Brothers Grimm didn’t write much of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. They simply recorded the stories they were told by locals and gathered them into a collection.

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