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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c7(12/25/2005)

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In 2003, the university of Minnesota began spraying its evergreen trees with skunk scent to ward off Christmas tree thieves!

Charles Dickens, sent to work in a factory at age 12 to pay off family debts, often wrote of toiling long hours and poverty, most famously in ``A Christmas Carol''!

All of these people were born on Christmas Day! Mathematician Isaac Newton --- 1964 / Actor Humphrey Bogart --- 1899 / Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling ---1924 / Singer Jimmy Buffet --- 1946 / And Robert Ripley --- 1893!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What did the university of Minnesota do in order to ward off Christmas tree thieves!

(2) Why was Charles Dickens sent to work in a factory at age 12?

(3) Who was born on December 25th, 1899?

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