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1986   Potpourri                 

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  • $1.1 million is paid for a one minute TV ad on the Super Bowl 
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  • People buy up telescopes to see the return of Halley's Comet 
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  • Quote from Vanna White: "It's not the most intellectual job in the world, but I do have to know the letters" 
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  • Aerobics and My Pet Monsters are in 
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  • Stars at the box-office include: Tom Cruise, Eddie Murphy, Whoopi Goldberg, Rodney Dagerfield, Sylvester Stallone and Clint Eastwood. 
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  • Roger Clemens (Boston, Al) strikes out a record 20 in a single game. 
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  • Ad: Improve your husband's sex life. (Nike Sneakers) 
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  • One-stick Popsicle and microwave pizza make a first Appearance 
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  • Investigation reveals an O-ring seal on the fuel booster rocket caused the Challenger explosion. 
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  • Nissan Maxima is $13,295 and the Sentra is $4,959 
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  • The NFL's top draft choice, Bo Jackson, chooses baseball and signs with Kansas City. 

       
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