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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for today, June 14th, my brother in laws birthday...

Vincent Van Gogh supposedly only sold one painting during his lifetime. It was called “The Red Vineyard” and he sold it for 400 francs.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Your Fact of the Day for today, June 17th...

When Superman debuted in 1938, he actually couldn’t fly, he could only jump (pretty specifically) 1/8 of a mile, hence “leap tall buildings in a single bound.” He didn’t gain the ability to fly in the comics until 1941, and on his radio show a year previous.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Your Fact of the day for yesterday, June 18th...

Tom and Jerry were originally called Jasper and Jinx.

Your Fact of the day for today, June 19th...

The owner of Segway, Jim Heselden, who bought the company only a year before, was killed by a Segway, when it rolled off a cliff near his home.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
12,562
The Poconos
Man im Bad at keeping up...

Your Fact of the day for June 21st...

Star Trek was the first movie franchise to be tied in with a McDonalds Happy Meal.

Your Fact of the day for June 22nd...

The first “vending machine” was invented by the Ancient Greeks and was an urn that dispensed holy water when you put a coin in.

Your Fact of the day for June 23rd...

Owning the orange properties gives you the best odds for winning Monopoly.

Your Fact of the day for June 24th...

The Capybara is the worlds largest rodent.

Your Fact of the day for June 25th...

In 1901, US Steel became the first billion-dollar company in US history.

Your Fact of the day for June 26th...

Supposedly, if you rub a clove of garlic on the bottom of your foot, you can taste it in your mouth. (No I’ve never tried it)

And your Fact of the day for today, June 27th...

CocaCola wasn’t sold in cans until 1960.


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gt2590

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Aug 17, 2008
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Near Philly, PA
The oldest your mom joke was discovered on a 3,500 year old Babylonian tablet.

It was discovered in Iraq in 1976, however since then the tablet has been lost, but the text remains preserved.
 

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