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The Week in Facts: Dec. 10-16, 2006

A few highlights from the past week at The World Almanac:

Sports Slang: “The batter blooped a Texas leaguer into shallow right off the southpaw’s heater..." Huh?

Seattle Rain Record Retracted: Seattle residents thought they had a new precipitation record to celebrate, but University of Washington meteorologist Cliff Mass set the record straight.

Election Day. Redux: Haven't they all been elected yet?

Food for Thought: A rundown of current topics in food safety and nutrition.

Orbital Debris and a Slushy North Pole: Strange and scary changes are afoot in the upper atmosphere.

Edward's Untimely Death Series, #1: "Old Tippecanoe's" super-short presidency.

The World Almanac's Biggest Fan: You'd think that the editors of The World Almanac would have the largest collection of Almanacs, wouldn't you? Nope. Meet Rich Gruber.

Truthiness: The word of the year. Again.

Also, tune in to the following radio stations this weekend to listen to the editors of The World Almanac, with a focus on our new list of "Unbreakable" sports records:
Friday, 12.15, 9:30 pm: Boston, MA, WEEI
Saturday, 12.16, 7:10 pm: Minneapolis, MN, WCCO
Saturday, 12.16, 10:30 pm: ESPN Radio Network, “ The V Show with Bob Valvano”


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