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  1. When a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached.

  2. the 19th Amendment (Women's Suffrage) almost wasn't ratified until a Tennessee senator who was against it (Harry Burns) received a letter from his mother telling him to "be a good boy" and vote for ratification. He broke the deadlock the next day and the 19th was ratified.

  3. Carrie Fisher revealed in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that she once had a romantic relationship with U.S. Senator Chris Dodd. When Dodd was asked for a comment by a reporter he explained that "it was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

  4. A teenager fooled an entire school and its officials by pretending to be the State Senator. He was chauffeured, given a tour, and spoke to the high school students about being involved in politics. They only found out when the real Senator showed up the next month.

  5. The son of a US Governor is 6,000 times more likely to become a Governor than the average American and the son of a US Senator is 8,500 times more likely to become a senator than the average American

  6. In oder to set a precedent for the future of the office, George Washington chose to be called "Mr. President" instead of the senate proposed titles of "His Excellency" or "His Highness the President"

  7. Mr. Rogers saved PBS from massive budget cuts by giving a 7 minute testimony to Congress. At the conclusion of Mr. Rogers testimony about how he helps children deal with their emotions and to feel special, Senator Pastore proclaimed “Looks like you just earned the $20 million.”

  8. The first female state senator elected in the United States was a Mormon polygamous wife who ran against and defeated her own husband.

  9. In 2016, John Cox proposed an initiative that would require legislators to wear the logos of their top 10 donors when advocating for policies on the Senate or Assembly floor in California.

  10. The Roman senator Lucius Licinius Crassus, who held a funeral for his pet eel. When another senator ridiculed him for this, he replied: "did you not bury three wives and not shed a tear?"

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Too soon for US Senate to discuss gun control after mass shootings

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Zuckerberg's Senate Hearing Transcript in Word Cloud

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In 1988, a US Senator invoked an obscure rule to allow the Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest absent Senators and bring them into the chamber for a vote. One Senator attempted to escape, but was caught and carried feet-first into the Senate chamber by three officers.

Colleen Lachowicz who during her run for state Senate in Maine came under political attack for having played World of Warcraft and therefore being out-of-touch with reality and living in a "fantasy world." Colleen ending up winning the Senate seat.

During a speech to senators intended to convince them that the dust bowl epidemic was a real issue, a massive dust cloud enveloped Washington DC, blackening the windows of the hearing and caking the room with dust. The Soil Conservation Act was passed later that year.

Harry Truman went from Senator, to Vice President, to President, to dropping the first atomic bomb in 29 weeks.

About the "Dumbest Member of Congress" William L. Scott, US Senator from Virginia who being briefed by members of the military about missile silos in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, reportedly said "Wait a minute! I'm not interested in agriculture. I want the military stuff."

As a nod to Spielberg - who placed a kid wearing Yoda costume in his movie E.T. - George Lucas made E.T.'s race a part of the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace

Mississippi, which is 37% Black, has not had a Black senator for 135 years.

In the film The Dark Knight, the man who shouted "we are not intimidated by thugs," to the Joker, was actually Patrick Leahy, the senior senator from Vermont and a self-confessed batman fan. He has appeared in a cameo role for every other Batman film since Batman Forever.

In 1969, Mr. Rogers appeared before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications to argue against the cutting of Federal Funds for PBS. He was successful in preventing the cuts.

Anti-margarine Senator Gordon Roselip incorrectly identified margarine as butter in a blind taste test. His wife later confessed that she had been feeding him margarine and telling him that it was butter.

Women were not allowed to wear pants on the U.S. Senate floor until 1993 after Senators Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley Braun defiantly staged a protest by wearing pantsuits.

Senator Joe McCarthy was a heroin addict in his later years, and the US government paid for his heroin

John Glenn flew combat missions in WWII and Korea, became the first American to orbit the Earth, was present for the assassination of Robert Kennedy, served as Senator from Ohio, and, while still a senator, became the oldest person to fly in space at age 77.

The reason Harry Truman was selected to be the Vice President under Roosevelt was because when he ran the Senate "Truman Committee", it found so much corruption and waste, he saved the government $10-15 billion. Several times the cost of the entire $2 billion Manhattan project.

After being heckled by a State Assemblyman at an event, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed one of the state senator's bills with the words "fuck you" written down the side of his veto explanation.

In 1990 disabled activists got out of their wheelchairs and crawled up the steps of the Capitol, inconveniencing Senators to encourage a vote on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

While the Roman senate was debating about possible conspirators of an attempted coup, Julius Cesar received a note. Cato, who opposed to Julius Cesar accused him of corresponding with the conspirators and demanded the letter to be read aloud. The note was a love letter from Cato's sister.

On September 8th 1935, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, senator Huey Long was assassinated by Carl Weiss. Years later, the case was reopened, and it was revealed that senator Long was accidentally shot to death by his bodyguards, who opened fire on Carl Weiss when he pulled out his gun.

A U.S. senator was called a hero for refusing a bribe from the FBI, to which the senator responded - "I do not consider myself a hero... what have we come to if turning down a bribe is 'heroic'?"

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the U.S Senate Commerce Committee requesting funds to help support the growth of a new concept. National Public Television.

The site where Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Roman senate in 44 BC is now a no-kill shelter for homeless cats

Former Senator Daniel Inouye had his arm blown off in combat while throwing a grenade. He yelled to stay back, snatched the live grenade out of his blown off hand, then used it and a Thompson sub-machinegun to mow down the remaining Germans. He wasnt awarded the MoH until the year 2000.

"sideburns" get their name from Ambrose Burnside, a former Union general and U.S. senator, who had extravagant whiskers.

The words "senile" and "senator" are based on the same Latin root word meaning "old man"

The reason why champagne can legally be produced in California is due to the fact that the US Senate never ratified The Treaty of Versailles

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The United States Senate and its partisan composition, if it were structured according to rules like those of the Canadian Senate