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The Week in Facts: Dec. 17-23, 2006

Climate Anomalies of 2006 : A little context for the weather extremes of the past year.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S. : Highlights from the latest edition of the Census Bureau’s annual analysis of the U.S.

Sizing Up Your Online Purchases : So, will that new hardcover 2007 World Almanac you just ordered actually fit on your shelf? Figure it out online.

Almanac(k)s of Seasons Past : A tip of the hat to Ben Franklin’s legendary Poor Richard’s Almanack.

Hatchet Murders and a Famous House : Want to spend the night in Lizzie Borden’s house? Neither do we, but it’s an interesting story anyway…

More Drug Money, But Fewer New Drugs : A look at diminishing returns in the pharmaceutical industry.

When Nixon Met Elvis : A classic (and true) meeting between two American legends.

Saparmurat Niyazov, 1940-2006 : The passing of one of the strangest dictators of modern times.

Reflection and Self-Recognition in Elephants : Maxine, Patty, and Happy join the elite club of creatures who exhibit “mirror self-recognition.”

Cult of Personality : More on “The Great Head of All Turkmen” (and his hatred of lip-synching).

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