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  1. The government was afraid that news written in letters sent home might inadvertently pass information to the enemy.
  2. In 1928, a culture plate was left uncovered in a lab. Mold spores got into the plate, ultimately killing the bacteria surrounding them.
  3. Bob Feller said, "He's tied up in the shoulders and can't hit an inside pitch to save his neck. If he were a white man, I doubt they would even consider him big league material."
  4. The "S" did not stand for any name but was a compromise between the names of his grandfathers, Anderson Shipp Truman and Solomon Young.
  5. Philo Taylor Farnsworth invented the television system.
  6. He was more at ease on the floor; he felt nearer to and more a part of his painting, since he could walk around in it and work on it from four sides.
  7. The quote was "It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing!"
  8. In l957, 4.3 million babies were born.
  9. A Slinky is made with 80 feet of wire.
  10. The average woman factory worker's salary in 1944 was $31.21 a week; men made $54.65 a week.

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