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How many races did Eddie lose?

Eddie Arcaro, one of the greatest jockeys in horse race history, rode 250 losers before he won his first race. Ultimately, Arcaro won 4,779 races -- including five Derby winners, six in the Preakness, and six in the Belmont Stakes, on such famous ...

Where is the world's largest shell collection?

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History houses the world's largest shell collection, some 15 million specimens. A smaller museum in Sanibel, Florida owns a mere 2 million shells and claims to be the world's only museum devoted solely to...

What was so special about Dr. Bliss?

U.S. Army doctor D.W. Bliss had the unique role of attending to two U.S. presidents after they were shot by assassins. In 1865, he was one of 16 doctors who tried to save Abraham Lincoln; in 1881, Bliss supervised the care of James Garfield.

The Answer Man Looks at the Continent of Africa

1. TRUE or FALSE: Farmers in Africa have had great success with domesticating zebras. 2. TRUE or FALSE: Elephants have no natural enemies. 3. This desert is said to be the oldest in the world and the only desert in Africa that is inhabited by ...