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    Your fact of the day for today, April 27th...

    Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, was also the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart that is implantable in the chest cavity. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television.


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    Your fact of the day for today, April 28th...

    The lines that form on your wrist when you bend your hand inwards are called rasceta.


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    And everyone that just read this moved their wrist to look. I did !
    Thank you Ralph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Your fact of the day for today, April 27th...

    Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, was also the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart that is implantable in the chest cavity. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work on television.


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    FACT OF DAY:

    The real forest that the "100 acre Wood" Pooh and friends lived in burned down this past weekend...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt2590 View Post
    FACT OF DAY:

    The real forest that the "100 acre Wood" Pooh and friends lived in burned down this past weekend...
    Kinda weird how many times I post something and something related happens. My wife just recently brought up the last guy killed by firing squad, and she was shocked when i knew all about it, yep, recently posted it to the FCB fact of the Day thread...


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    Fact of the day for April 29th...

    Hot water freezes faster than cold water.

    FotD for April 30th,

    A chefs hat has exactly 100 pleats, meant to represent the “hundred ways to cook an egg.”

    FotD for May 1,

    Peppermint Patty’s, from the Peanuts comic strip, real name is Patricia Reichardt.

    FotD for May 2,

    The day after tomorrow is called overmorrow.

    FotD for May 3,

    “Twelve plus one” is an anagram of “eleven plus two”.


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    And your fact of the day for today, May 4th...(May the 4th be with you)

    The personal communicator used by Qui-Gon Jinn in "Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was constructed from the resin cast of a Gillette Ladies Sensor Excel Razor.

    Bonus Star Wars fact...

    The word Ewok was never spoken in Return of the Jedi. How did you know what they were called? It did appear in the credits if you were paying attention, or, you probably learned the word when the toy line came out...




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    Thanks for posting these.
    Thank you Ralph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    Thanks for posting these.
    At least I know one other person is reading them

    Your fact of the day for today, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo)

    Cinco de Mayo was first recognized as a national holiday in the U.S. in 2005. (It celebrates the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.)


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    48 years ago today, Alan Shepard was the first American in space.

    And in 1968, Bobby Kennedy got a chipped tooth and bruised lip from an over-zealous supporter...
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    Your fact of the day for yesterday, May 6th,

    Flamingos bend their legs at the ankle, not the knee. The knee is closer to their body and covered in feathers.

    Your fact of the day for today, May 7th..

    When threatened, sea cucumbers will shoot out their internal organs, which are poisonous to predators. They’ll sometimes get rid of entire digestive systems, but the organs grow back.



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    65 years ago today, Roger Bannister was the first to break the 4 minute mile...
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    Your fact of the day for today, May 8th...

    Dreamt, and it’s variations (undreamt, redreamt), is the only word that ends in mt.


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    Joey Gallo is the first person in MLB History to hit 100 Hrs before hitting 100 singles...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Your fact of the day for today, May 8th...

    Dreamt, and it’s variations (undreamt, redreamt), is the only word that ends in mt.


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    How does a person undreamt something ?
    Thank you Ralph.

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