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    The current US-42 gallon Oil Barrel standard is based on King Richard the 3rd's English wine cask 42gal(159L). The Whisky 40gal barrel was used as well before the standard was set (US only).
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    Your fact of the day for today, February 2nd, Groundhog Day...

    Punxsutawney Phil has a ridiculously long official name. His full moniker is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary."

    Bonus fact: flipping a coin would be a better predictor, Phil has only been proven correct around 39% of the time...


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    That's a mouth full for a damn rodent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    That's a mouth full for a damn rodent.
    A damn rodent whose wrong more often than right...


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    Your fact of the day for today, February 3rd, Super Bowl Sunday...

    Phil Simms was paid $75,000 to shout "I'm going to Disney World” on the field moments after his Giants won Super Bowl XXI. Disney also paid Denver’s John Elway the same amount of money to yell the same thing—just in case his team won.

    And some Super bonus facts...

    The priciest tickets to Super Bowl I, which was played on January 15, 1967, cost $12. Adjusted for inflation, that's the equivalent of about $89 today. And even at that bargain price, the event still didn't sell out.

    In 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the first Super Bowl-winning team to visit the White House. They visited with Jimmy Carter in a joint ceremony with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had won the 1979 World Series

    The Super Bowl I halftime show consisted of two marching bands, acclaimed trumpeter Al Hirt, two men in jet packs, and 300 pigeons.

    Although the Baltimore Colts beat Dallas in Super Bowl V in 1971, Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley was named the game's MVP. He's the only player in history to earn this honor as a member of the losing team.

    There has never been a shutout in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins hold the record for fewest points scored in a Super Bowl; in 1972, they lost to Dallas, 24-3.

    Super Bowl XLV was the first one in history that didn't include cheerleaders. That's because neither of the game's participating teams—the Pittsburgh Steelers nor the Green Bay Packers—has a professional cheerleading squad.

    Cleveland is the only current NFL city that has neither hosted a Super Bowl nor seen its own team, the Browns, make an appearance in one.

    Joe Montana not only emerged victorious from all four of his Super Bowl appearances, he did it without throwing a single interception in any of those games.

    The very first Super Bowl touchdown was scored in 1967 by Packers wide receiver Max McGee (who was hungover at the time).

    In 1993, Michael Jackson's halftime performance had higher ratings than the game itself.




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    Those are a whole lot of facts. More than a few days worth. Thanks for posting them.

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    It’s been way too long since I let this slide, I think the Super Bowl facts have long outlasted their worth...so without further ado, I will continue from today (way too much catchup to play)

    So without further ado,

    Your fact of the day for today, March 6th, and since this thread started to fizzle out (wait for it)...

    The word “fizzle” originally started out as a type of fart. In the late 1400’s it meant “to break wind quietly”, according to the English Oxford Living Dictionary.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    It’s been way too long since I let this slide, I think the Super Bowl facts have long outlasted their worth...so without further ado, I will continue from today (way too much catchup to play)

    So without further ado,

    Your fact of the day for today, March 6th, and since this thread started to fizzle out (wait for it)...

    The word “fizzle” originally started out as a type of fart. In the late 1400’s it meant “to break wind quietly”, according to the English Oxford Living Dictionary.


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    I always called them "Silent but deadly" There's nothing better in life than to let one of those babies slide out and sit back watching the horrific vomit inducing air biscuit slowly invade another's space and the violent reactions that ensue shortly therafter! 🤣 I just don't like it when the dog or the 2 cats do it which is actually worse than anything I could possibly muster up!! 🤢🤮🤬
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    Lol, sure

    Your fact of the day for today, March 7th,

    McDonalds once made bubblegum flavored broccoli, to make their happy meals healthier while still appealing to kids. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it didn’t test very well, as the children were confused and the item was scrapped.


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    Your fact of the day for yesterday, March 8th...

    “Gnurr” is the name for the lint in the bottom of your pocket.

    Your fact of the day for today, March 9th,
    Pope John Paul II was an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.


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    Your fact of the day for today, March 10th...

    Everyone (should) know that sleeping through the winter, like a bear, is called hibernation, but did you know sleeping through the summer is called estivation.


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    Your fact of the day for today, March 11th...

    Lyme Disease is named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut where it first gained attention in the 1970s, where children and adults were experiencing puzzling conditions due to what seemed to be no cause. In 1981 scientist Willy Burgdorfer finally identified a connection between ticks and the disease (unrelated to the town).




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    Your fact of the day for today, March 12th...

    On August 10th, 1984, Red Dawn became the first movie released with a PG-13 rating.


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    Your fact of the day for today, March 13th...

    The brand name Häagen Dazs doesn’t actually mean anything, in any language.


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    Your fact of the day for today, Pi Day, March 14th (also Einstein’s birthday)...

    There is a Pi “language” called “Pilish”, in which the numbers of letters in successive words match the digits of pi. For example, Mike Keith wrote the book “Not A Wake” (3, 1, 4) entirely in Pilish. It starts : Now I fall, a tired suburbian in liquide under the trees... (Now has 3 letters, I has 1, fall has 4, and so on)


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