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    That movie would have not gone over to good these days with Frank.
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    Oh man, it’s been a while....

    Your Fact Of the day for September 13th...

    One quarter of all your bones are in your feet. There are 26 bones and 33 joints in each foot. That’s 52 bones in both feet, out of 206 total bones in your body, which is more than 25 percent.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 14th...

    Not sure when this study was done, but night crew guys will be happy to know that, according to security firm Symantec, you’re more likely to get a computer virus from a religious site than a porn site. The average number of security threats on religious sites was 115, compared to adult content sites which was around 25. In fact, only 2.4% of adult sites were infected with malware. The researchers hypothesized that porn sites need to generate a profit, so there’s a financial interest in keeping them virus free to encourage repeat business.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 15th...

    Your odds of catching a foul ball at an MLB game are 1 in 835.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 16th...

    Jonas Salk, creator of the polio vaccine, could have patented it and made an estimated 7 billion dollars, according to Forbes, but he never did.




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    Your Fact Of the day for September 17th...

    Dallas Fort Worth Airport, at 26.9 square miles is bigger than the entire island of Manhattan, which is 22.8 square miles.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 18th...

    Camels milk doesn’t curdle, and therefore you can’t make cheese out of it.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 19th...

    Fish cough...and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it’s called a “Gill purge”.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 20th....

    “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” was written in 1908 by Jack Norworth and Albert VonTilzer, both of whom had never been to a baseball game.




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    Rolling Fact of the Day thread

    Your Fact Of the day for today, September 21st...

    And this one goes out to [MENTION=12279]banjar[/MENTION]...

    “Unprosperousness” is the longest word in which no letter occurs only once.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Oh man, it’s been a while....

    Your Fact Of the day for September 13th...

    One quarter of all your bones are in your feet. There are 26 bones and 33 joints in each foot. That’s 52 bones in both feet, out of 206 total bones in your body, which is more than 25 percent.

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    I have two extra bones in my body. One in each foot. I broke one at some point. I have no idea when or how.
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    GTFOOH.

    But I have no reason to doubt your credibility, so I'm gonna take a leap of faith and assume that's true. I'm tempted to hit snopes.com to confirm, but not going to!


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    Your Fact Of the day for today, September 12th...

    Frank Sinatra was offered the role of John McClane in Die Hard that eventually went to Bruce Willis, but it’s not as weird as it sounds, it was due to contractual obligations. Sinatra starred in 1968’s The Detective, based on 1966’s novel of the same name by Roderick Thorp. Die Hard was based on the sequel to The Detective, 1979’s Nothing Lasts Forever and when Sinatra signed on for the first film it was in his contract that the studio had to offer him the main part in the sequel. Of course, since he was in his 70’s by then, he refused the role.


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    Damn. Now THAT is some obscure word trivia. I love it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    Your Fact Of the day for today, September 21st...

    And this one goes out to [MENTION=12279]banjar[/MENTION]...

    “Unprosperousness” is the longest word in which no letter occurs only once.


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    The longest word in the English language with only one vowel? Dramatic pause to let you come up with guesses....













    ...the answer is "STRENGTHS"
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    Rolling Fact of the Day thread

    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    GTFOOH.

    But I have no reason to doubt your credibility, so I'm gonna take a leap of faith and assume that's true. I'm tempted to hit snopes.com to confirm, but not going to!
    Although I don’t think snopes would confirm or deny that one, it is all over the Internet... and here’s some more from that vein...

    Your Fact Of the day for September 22nd...

    Bruce Willis’s big screen debut was with Sinatra. In 1980, Willis made his film debut (albeit uncredited) in the crime thriller The First Deadly Sin. He has no name and if you blink you’ll miss him, but the role simply required that Willis entered a diner as Sinatra’s character left it.

    And your Fact Of the day for today, September 23rd...

    If Die Hard was to be a success, the studio knew they needed a bona fide action star in the part, so they set about offering it to a seemingly never-ending list of A-listers of the time. Rumor has it that Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean Anderson (yes, MacGyver!) were all considered for the role of John McClane. And all declined it. Also, Originally, it was Clint Eastwood who owned the movie rights to Nothing Lasts Forever (see the original Sinatra note), which he had planned to star in in the early 1980s. That obviously never happened.




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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    The longest word in the English language with only one vowel? Dramatic pause to let you come up with guesses....










    ...the answer is "STRENGTHS"

    Since the country of Wales is part of England. And they speak English (sort of) in England. Here's the name of a village in Wale's.

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch

    What this has to do with anything ? I don't know.
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    It has absolutely nothing to do with anything at all. And I love it. It's on my list to visit now.

    Quote Originally Posted by finestkind View Post
    Since the country of Wales is part of England. And they speak English (sort of) in England. Here's the name of a village in Wale's.

    Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysilio gogogoch

    What this has to do with anything ? I don't know.
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    Nice !
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    Your Fact Of the day for today, September 24th...

    The planet Uranus used to be named George.... English astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet in 1781 during a telescopic survey of the zodiac. He promptly named it the Georgium Sidus (the Georgian Planet) in honor of his patron, King George III. Later, to the everlasting delight of schoolchildren, George was re-named Uranus, the Greek god of the sky. Also making it the only planet whose name is derived directly from a figure of Greek mythology.


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    Catch up time!

    Your Fact Of the day for September 25th....

    Sonic the Hedgehog’s real name is Ogilvie Maurice Hedgehog, and Tails is Miles “Tails” Prower. Also Jaleel White, Of Steve Urkel fame, did Sonics voice in the 90s cartoons.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 26th...

    Children of identical twins are genetically siblings, not cousins.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 27th...

    Bananas are curved because the defy gravity and grow towards the sun.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 28th...

    Cookie Monsters real name is Sid.

    Your Fact Of the day for September 29th...

    Salvador Dali, the surrealist painter, designed the logo for Chupa Chup lollipops.

    Your Fact Of the day for today, September 30th...

    If there are two full moons in a month, the second one is called a blue moon. It’s also not as rare as the saying “once in a blue moon” would have you believe. It actually occurs once every two and a half years, according to NASA.

    See you in October...


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    And ketchup time again...boy was that a bad pun...but it relates to my first Fact...

    Your Fact Of the day for October 1st...

    Shaking your ketchup makes it about 1,000 times thinner because spherical tomato particles form into thinner ellipses when shaken.

    Your Fact Of the day for October 2nd...

    Seattle is farther north than Toronto and Montreal, meaning that about 64 percent of Canadians live south of Seattle.

    Your Fact Of the day for October 3rd...

    More French soldiers died during World War One than American soldiers during all of US history; at a rate of about 1,360,000 French to 1,350,000 US military deaths total.

    Your Fact Of the day for October 4th...

    Narau is the only country in the world without an official capital city.

    Your Fact Of the day for October 5th...

    Prince Charles’s vintage Aston Martin was reworked to use wine as it’s primary fuel.




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