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    Good lord you must be kidding me. The things people do...

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMet View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by banjar View Post
    Good lord you must be kidding me. The things people do...
    Lol...

    Your fact of the day for today, March 15th, the ides of March, but...I couldnít find any facts I liked enough to share for the ides, so Iíll start on some St Paddyís Day facts early...

    1. St. Patrick, although the patron saint of Ireland, wasnít Irish. He was actually born in Roman-occupies Britain in the 4th century. And he also didnít go to Ireland by choice, he was kidnapped and sold into slavery by Irish raiders who robbed his family home when he was only 16.


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    Your preSt Patrickís Day March 16th fact of the day...

    St. Patrick is not an official saint, in that he was never formally canonized by a Pope.


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    Since I missed yesterday, your St Patrickís Day fact for March 17th...

    St. Patrickís Day used to be a solemn commemoration of the day he died. In 1927 Irish officials even banned the sale of alcohol on his name day, partly at the insistence of the Catholic Church. Today, it ranks 4th on the list of booziest holiday behind New Years Eve, Christmas and the 4th of July.



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    And your fact of the day for today, March 18th...

    Kleenex tissues were originally invented as filters to put in gas masks during World War I.


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    If anyone enjoys reading these, Iím sorry I suck at keeping up...

    Catch up time...

    Your fact of the day for March 19th..

    Taft was the first president to own a car...

    Your fact of the day for March 20th...

    Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonalds.

    Your fact of the day for March 21st

    You donít need a drivers license to compete in NASCAR.

    Your fact of the day for March 22nd...

    One 18inch pizza is more pizza than 2 12 inch pizzas...donít believe me?! A pizza with an 18inch diameter has an area of 254.47square inches. A pizza with a 12 inch diameter has an area of 113.1square inches, times two, equals 226.2 square inches. 254.47 > 226.2 (math! Boom)


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    And your fact of the day for today, March 23rd...

    Nintendo was founded in 1889, first as a card game company.


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    Your facts of the day are fun. Keep em coming when you can.
    Thank you Ralph.

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