The drought that ravaged parts of the nation in the summer of 2012 is among the worst dry spells in U.S. history.
The extreme drought that gripped the nation during the 2012 summer was the widest since 1956, affecting 55 percent of the U.S. Here are some other memorable dry spells through the years.
The following five celebrity urban legends will likely live on long into the future, despite the fact that none of them is remotely true.
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With Bradley Cooper returning to the big screen for "The Hangover Part III," take a look back at the actor's career so far.