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Ripley's Believe It or Not! #c19(2/6/2005)

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"The Peace Bombing" To promote peace and unity among its citizens, Thailand's military used airplanes to drop 100 million paper birds on strife-torn areas!

A Tokyo department store is home to a pair of Wizard of OZ inspired slippers --- adorned with 690 rubies and worth $2 million!

The 2004 U.S. chess champion 16-year-old Hikaru Nakamura of White Plains, N.Y., was only 7 years old when he mastered the art of playing chess!

< TASK > Answer the questions.

(1) What did Thailand's military do to promote peace and unity among its citizens?

(2) How many rubies does the pair of Wizard of OZ inspired slippers have?

(3) How old was Hikaru when he became the 2004 U.S. chess champion?

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