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Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
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Things you've always never wanted to know

  • Akihito of Japan is the 125th in line from the first emperor, Jimmu Tenno, whose reign was traditionally from 660 B.C. to 581 B.C., but more probably dates from around 40 B.C. to about 10 B.C.

  • In the 1988 mayoral elections campaign in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the antidisestablishment "Brazilian Banana Party" presented a chimpanzee named Tiao as their candidate. The chimp came out third out of 12 candidates, taking just more than 400,000 votes. Known for his moody temper, the chimp's campaign slogan was "Vote monkey - get monkey."

  • Pirates believed that piercing the ears and wearing an earring improved eyesight. This idea, scoffed at for centuries, has been re-evaluated in light of acupuncture theory. The point on the lobe where the ear was pierced corresponds to the auricular acupuncture point controlling the eyes.

  • Women who work have fewer heart problems than men who work. Women in general have remarkably fewer heart attacks than men.

  • In 1939, Hollywood film companies produced an average of two motion pictures every day.

  • The cello's full name is the violocello. The full name of the piano is the pianoforte.

  • President Taft weighed 352 pounds.

  • A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year.

  • Hens do not have to be impregnated to lay eggs.


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