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Prior to around 1800, shoes designed specifically for the left and right foot were rare; the majority of people wore “straights”, shoes that had no differentiation between the left and right sides.

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The British Army is the only element of the British armed forces without “Royal” in the title; it was formed after the English Civil War and answers not to the monarchy, but the Parliament and the people of Britain.

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Morton’s Toe, named after Dr. Dudley Morton, is a a condition wherein the second toe’s length is equal to or longer than the big toe; in extreme cases this can alter the gait of the patient and cause pain, but many people have the condition with no ill effect.

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The 1960s were the heyday of the quicksand trope in movies; 3% of the films produced during the decade featured quicksand, sinking mud, or a variation of the theme.

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Popular British television show Top Gear has a ticket waiting list so long that entering the queue today offers you a shot at seeing a live show sometime after 2025.

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Although over a century and a half has elapsed since settlers traversed the Oregon Trail across the United States, you can still find patches of wagon ruts; the tens of thousands of wagons that passed over the trail left some areas permanently worn down, compacted, and inhospitable to vegetation.