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Bizarre Fact #131:
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Catherine de Medici was the first woman in Europe to use tobacco. She took it in a mixture of snuff.

Bizarre Fact #132:
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Charles Schulz was born November 26, 1922, to Carl and Dena Schulz of St. Paul, Minnesota. Within a week, however, Charles became known as "Sparky," christened by an uncle with a soft spot for Barney Google's horse "Sparkplug." Schulz never lost his nickname, proof of a life devoted to comics. Schulz died Saturday February 12th, 2000 - shortly after completing work on what was scheduled to be the last Sunday PEANUTS strip.

Bizarre Fact #133:
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Charlie Brown hits a game-winning home run on March 30, his first in 43 years. Unfortunately - he NEVER got to kick the football.

Bizarre Fact #134:
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Charlie Brown's father was a barber.

Bizarre Fact #135:
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Cleveland spelled backwards is "DNA level C".

Bizarre Fact #136:
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Daisy is the name of Dagwood Bumstead's dog.

Bizarre Fact #137:
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Did you know that Beetle from the comic strip 'Beetle Bailey' and Lois from the comic strip 'Hi and Lois' are brother and sister?

Bizarre Fact #138:
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Dr. Jekyll's first name is Henry.

Bizarre Fact #139:
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During President Lyndon Johnson's term, many people mis-dialed the White House number and instead reached the home of a New York housewife. Rose Brown had a near identical phone number. He wrote and thanked her for her diplomacy in receiving his highly sensitive calls and promised to return the favor when her friends and family accidentally dialed the White House.

Bizarre Fact #140:
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During the depths of the Depression, telephones in use fell from 16 to 13 per 100 population and by the late 1970's the number had surpassed 75 per 100 population.


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