Texas is the only state that permits residents to cast absentee ballots from space. The first to exercise this right to vote while in orbit was astronaut David Wolf, who cast his vote for Houston mayor via e-mail from the Russian space station Mir in November 1997.
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In 1893, Milwaukee's Pabst beer won a blue ribbon at the Chicago Fair, and was sold thereafter as Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
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The ball used in hurling is also known as a sliotar or sliothar. The ball usually has a cork center and is covered with horsehide. Hurling for women is called camogie.
One Native American has served as vice president of the United States. Charles Curtis of Kansas was Pres. Herbert Hoover’s vice president. Curtis's mother was a full-blooded member of the Kaw tribe.
The basenji is a mid-sized dog with a silky copper coat. Although they are considered a barkless dog, they are known to yodel when they are happy.
Actor Steve McQueen encouraged his karate teacher to pursue a career in acting. The teacher? Chuck Norris. McQueen is quoted as telling Norris, "If you can't do anything else, there's always acting."