Texas has 254 counties. Alaska, which is more than twice as large, hasn't any.
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Mozart once composed a piano piece that required a player to use two hands and a nose in order to hit all the correct notes.
Off the coast of southern California, around 200 bison still roam in Catalina Island's hinterlands, descendants of a few brought there in the 1920s for a movie and left there.
The costume of Sesame Street's Big Bird is made of turkey feathers -- dyed yellow, of course.
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Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky was financed by a wealthy widow for thirteen years. She stipulated that they never meet and they didn't.