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Poinsettias are sold by the millions every year, almost all of them between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As popular as these holiday flowers are, there still may be a few things about them that could surprise you. Here are five fun facts about poinsettias we wanted to share.

1. Poinsettias are named after that dog, the pointer

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Later today, 89.5 WNIJ will present special coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Here & Now will devote a significant portion of the show to the day's events, and we'll have special NPR coverage between 1pm and 3pm Wednesday. Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will be our hosts.