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  1. Bengal B

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    Oregon has 3 of the 10 volcanos in the USA most likely to erupt. Run for you life @GiantDuckFan
     
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    klamath falls, oregon,.. two miles from my home is the hospital I was born in
    Mt. Hood
    3 Sisters
    Newberry Crater
    Crater Lake

    there's 6 if you count Mt. St Helens, which is just across the Columbia River to the north,.. and Mt. Shasta which is just across the border in the south,..

    ... we ain't afraid of no piles of dirt
     
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    Today is the anniversary of the sale of the first loaves of pre-packaged, pre-sliced bread (1928). In 1943, the sale of sliced bread was briefly banned as an "unnecessary wartime extravagance."
     
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    Looking for a tax shelter in tax-happy England after making a killing on their Dark Side of the Moon album, Pink Floyd invested in the production of the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Led Zeppelin and Elton John also hid profits from the government by helping to finance Holy Grail.
     
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    During WWII, the U.S. Navy bought a barge that was essentially outfitted as a floating ice cream machine, and assigned it to the Pacific Fleet. It could produce about 80 gallons of ice cream an hour and keep about 2,000 gallons frozen onboard. The navy had several "crockery" barges, sort of floating warehouses, like the one pictured below, but only one that was purposed solely for making and storing ice cream.
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    The USS Bluebell.
     
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