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Straining to recall information on the tip of the tongue makes us learn our mistaken guesses rather than the correct answers we eventually remember.

Amount paid last fall for a Ford Escort driven by Pope John Paul II:

$680,000

Swedish biologists studying coercive mating in mosquitofish discovered that females’ brains get larger as males’ genitals get longer, and male Madagascar hissing cockroaches were found to attract mates with either their enlarged testicles or their enlarged horns.

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