For the Record
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Eric Muhr
Monday, March 19, 2012 - 1:00 am

An Oregon State University survey of zoologists, animal science faculty and students ranked the following animals by intelligence: 1) dog, 2) pig, 3) horse, 4) cat, 5) cow, 6) sheep, 7) chicken and 8) turkey.

The fear of heaven or going to heaven - admittedly a rare condition - is known as uranophobia.

Ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, was first named ignose by the scientist who discovered what he thought was a sugar. But when a journal editor refused to accept ignose, which he considered a name that made no sense, the compound was renamed Godnose.

Bald eagles return to their nests year after year and are constantly adding to it. The largest such nest on record was 9-1/2 feet wide and 20 feet high. It weighed more than two tons.

In order to be considered Olympic-sized, a swimming pool must have at least eight lanes.

Although known for his animated, full-length features, Walt Disney also produced a number of propaganda movies during World War II as well as "Hollywood on Trial," a documentary about the government's investigation into alleged Communist infiltration of show business.

The seven points in the crown of the Statue of Liberty represent the seven continents.

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Eric Muhr's column, For the Record, appears daily in the Idaho Press-Tribune and other newspapers. Eric got his start in 2003 as an education reporter in Nampa. Back in junior high, he was nicknamed The Brain. You can e-mail him at
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