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Check out Infoplease's collection of Top 10 lists and see which states are the most dangerous, the top honeymoon destinations, the most popular names, and more.

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Cinco de Mayo
Learn why Americans celebrate and Mexicans barely notice Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May.
Biography of Nellie Bly
Today's Google Doodle celebrates the 151st birthday of muckraking jouranlist Nellie Bly. Read about her life and career.
Mother's Day
We will honor our mothers on Sunday, May 10. Read about the history of Mother's Day, check out Infoplease's list of movies to watch with mom, and more.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Read biographies of famous Asian Americans, find stats and facts, quizzes, and more.

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  • Pick choice 1 Don't stand on a swivel chair.
  • Pick choice 2 Always wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.
  • Pick choice 3 Don't put that in your mouth. You don't know where it's been.
  • Pick choice 4 Mind your manners.
  • Pick choice 5 You can't regret what you don't say.

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