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MrMet

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Let’s play a little Independence Day catch up....

Your facts of the day for June 29thand 30th, and July 1-4....

29. The first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8th, 1776.

30. July 4th was officially declared a holiday in 1870.

1. But it was actually July 2nd, 1776 that America gained it independence, but it was two days later that Congress accepted Jefferson’s declaration.

2. The printed version of the Declaration of Independence was called the Dunlap Broadside, and of the 200 made only 27 are accounted for.

3. Only John Han**** (not the famous one) and Charles Thompson, secretary of the Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.

And your Fact of the day for today, Independence Day, July 4th...

The first Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest was held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island in 1916.



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gt2590

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A major league baseball must have lacing with exactly 108 stitches. It also must have a circumference between 9.00 and 9.25 inches, a weight between 5.00 and 5.25 ounces, and two pieces of cowhide laced together with red-waxed cotton stitches.
 

MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Your Fact of the day for July 5th...

The Fourth of July is the most popular day for grilling.

Your Fact of the day for July 6th...

The Declaration of Independence has five parts: The Preamble, the Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures.

And your Fact of the Day for today, July 7th...

With Megan Rapinoe's goal in the 61st minute of Sunday's match, she became the first player to score a penalty in a Women's World Cup final.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Catch up time like usual...

Your Fact of the day for July 8th...

In 2004 Congress declared the oak as the nation’s official tree.

Your Fact of the day for July 9th...

President Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed on the White House, but his successor, Ronald Reagan had them removed.

Your Fact of the day for July 10th...

The original title of the Statue of Liberty is “Liberty Enlightening the World”.

And your Fact of the day for today, July 11th...

The Venus flytrap plant is native only to North and South Carolina.


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MrMet

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Let’s even get ahead here and do
The fact of the day, two hours early, for July 12th...

Denver might be the mile high city, but Santa Fe is actually higher in elevation. It sits at about 7,000 feet above sea level, almost 2,000 feet higher than Denver.


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finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
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I don't have a lawn. I live in an apartment. :p I like your facts of the day, when ever you get around to doing them.
 

MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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I don't have a lawn. I live in an apartment. :p I like your facts of the day, when ever you get around to doing them.
Haha thank you...

Today’s fact of the day for July 13th...

A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another synonymous word in its correct sequence. For example:
Word. Synonym. In order
Chocolate (cocoa). (ChOCOlAte)
Masculine (male) (MAscuLinE)
Deceased (dead) (DEceAseD)


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gt2590

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The Martian surface is home to both the largest known volcano, Olympus Mons, and largest known canyon, Valles Marineris, in the Solar System. With a height of 25 km and a base diameter of 600 km, Olympus Mons is three times the height of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on the Earth. Valles Marineris is 4,000 km long, 200 km wide, and almost 7 km deep. To put the shear magnitude of its size into perspective, Valles Marineris would stretch from the East to West coast of the United States.
 

banjar

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Lafayette, Colorado
Good one. I like word play. Another couple I thought of:

Satisfied (sated)
Cleanse (clean)


Haha thank you...

Today’s fact of the day for July 13th...

A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another synonymous word in its correct sequence. For example:
Word. Synonym. In order
Chocolate (cocoa). (ChOCOlAte)
Masculine (male) (MAscuLinE)
Deceased (dead) (DEceAseD)


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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for July 14th...

The first graphic image on a license plate was a potato, created for Idaho in 1928.

And your Fact of the day for today, July 15th...

The Dodge brothers originally started as a bicycle manufacturing company in 1897. When that closed in 1900, they started to manufacture stove parts at their machine shop before eventually moving to automobiles. (Just imagine a Dodge Challenger stove instead of a car...I think they made he right decision)


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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for July 15th...

We are only born with two innate fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. The rest of your phobias are learned over time.

Your Fact of the day for today, July 16th...

Vatican City has the highest crime rate in the world. This is likely due to its small population and high rate of tourism.


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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for July 17th...

A growlery is a place where you go to be alone when you’re cranky. The term was first used by Charles Dickens in his 1853 novel Bleakhouse.

Your Fact of the day for July 18th...

A kangaroo can’t hop if it’s tail is off the ground.

Your Fact of the day for the July 19th...

Leeches have 32 brains, one in each segment of their body.

And your Fact of the day for today, July 20th... 50 year anniversary of the moon landing...

Buzz and Neil were so giddy to get out and complete their moon walk that they called mission control to ask permission to skip their scheduled nap. Permission was granted with the condition that they go to sleep as soon as they completed their mission.

And since I noticed it’s now after midnight, your Fact of the day for today, July 21st...

(Continuing with yesterday’s moon mission) The Eagle landed back on Earth with only 23 seconds of fuel left.


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