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tramers

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Aug 7, 2008
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hickory nc
Your Fact of the day for August 12th...

LEGO has an underground vault, called Lego’s Memory Lane Vault, which reportedly contains one of every set ever made.

Your Fact of the day for today, August 13th...

Today is International Left Handers Day and although people believed that left handers had shorter lifespans than their righty counterparts, that has been disproven. Happy LeftHanders Day to all my lefty brethren.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
12,476
The Poconos
Your Fact Of the day for August 19th...

The first toy to be advertised on television was Mr. Potato Head. More specifically Mr. Potato Head was marketed directly at children, meaning the campaign was the first example of using television advertising to directly encourage children to request certain products from their parents.

Your Fact Of the day for today, August 20th...

The flaps of skin on the outer ears of cats, and some dogs, are called “Henry’s Pockets” or more scientifically, cutaneous marginal pouches.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Your Fact Of the day for August 20th...

Hibbing, Minnesota is home to the nations first bus line. Established in 1914 the route consisted of one bus that drove back and forth between Hibbing and Alice. That bus line eventually grew into what we know today as Greyhound Lines, inc.

Your Fact Of the day for August 21st...

The first presidential inauguration took place in New York City, not Washington DC, on the balcony of Federal Hall on April 30th, 1789.

Your Fact Of the day for August 22...(besides being my wife and my 10th anniversary)...

Eugene, Oregon was the first US city to to have one-way streets, which made it safer for bicyclists to share the roads with cars.

Your Fact Of the day for today, August 23rd...

The first KFC franchise store was not in Kentucky, but Salt Lake City, Utah.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
12,476
The Poconos
Your Fact Of the day for August 24th...

Africa is the only continent with land in all four hemispheres.

Your Fact Of the day for today, August 25th...

Sweat doesn’t smell. The odor is caused by bacteria on your skin that breaks the sweat coming out of your pores down into acids. Deodorants work by killing the bacteria on your skin that does this. Antiperspirant plug your sweat glands so less sweat comes out to be broken down.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
12,476
The Poconos
Your Fact Of the day for today, August 28th...

Most of the fat we burn is converted to carbon dioxide and leaves our body through our lungs. Basically, you exhale fat when you lose it. The rest (around 16%) is converted to water which leaves through urine or sweat.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
12,476
The Poconos
Catch up time...

Your fact of the day for August 30th...

The NFL was the first professional sports league to hold an official draft.

Your Fact Of the day for August 31st...

Black Sabbath’s original band name was The Polka Tulk Blues Band, which was inspired by a brand of baby powder used by Ozzy Osbourne’s mother.


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MrMet

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Apr 6, 2010
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The Poconos
Your Fact Of the day for September 1st...

Paula Abdul helped choreograph Cuba Gooding Jr.s end zone dance in Jerry Maguire. She also did the wedding dance in Coming to America.

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

There's a word for animals with partial pigment loss, “leucism”. Albinism is the congenital absence of any pigmentation or coloration, but leucism is a different rare condition where some pattern or color remains.

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

You have only two body parts that never stop growing, your nose and your ears.

Your Fact Of the day for today, September 4th...

The longest word whose letters are in alphabetical order is the eight-letter Aegilops, a grass genus. However, this is arguably both Latin and a proper noun. There are several six-letter English words with their letters in alphabetical order, including abhors, almost, begins, biopsy, chimps and chintz.There are few 7-letter words, such as billowy.


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finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
2,301
Boston
Your Fact Of the day for today, September 4th...

The longest word whose letters are in alphabetical order is the eight-letter Aegilops, a grass genus. However, this is arguably both Latin and a proper noun. There are several six-letter English words with their letters in alphabetical order, including abhors, almost, begins, biopsy, chimps and chintz.There are few 7-letter words, such as billowy.

Now I'm just confused. :shock: But that's normal for me. :p
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
1,511
Lafayette, Colorado
I love these word ones. Here's a related one:

Which words have all the vowels in order? Lots of them apparently...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_words_that_use_all_vowels_in_alphabetical_order

My personal favorite is facetiously, because it includes y, and because I thought of it without looking. Couldn't think of any of the others though :-(

Your Fact Of the day for today, September 4th...

The longest word whose letters are in alphabetical order is the eight-letter Aegilops, a grass genus. However, this is arguably both Latin and a proper noun. There are several six-letter English words with their letters in alphabetical order, including abhors, almost, begins, biopsy, chimps and chintz.There are few 7-letter words, such as billowy.

Now I'm just confused. :shock: But that's normal for me. :p
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
1,511
Lafayette, Colorado
Good ones. We had a line in Denver way back when with a horse-drawn trolley that went up and down a hill. Called the "Cherrilyn" route. At the top of the hill, the horse would step on the back of the trolley and ride down the hill. The old streetcar is still on display at the Englewood city government buildings, formerly Cinderella City Mall :)

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

Hibbing, Minnesota is home to the nations first bus line. Established in 1914 the route consisted of one bus that drove back and forth between Hibbing and Alice. That bus line eventually grew into what we know today as Greyhound Lines, inc.

Your Fact Of the day for August 21st...

The first presidential inauguration took place in New York City, not Washington DC, on the balcony of Federal Hall on April 30th, 1789.

Your Fact Of the day for August 22...(besides being my wife and my 10th anniversary)...

Eugene, Oregon was the first US city to to have one-way streets, which made it safer for bicyclists to share the roads with cars.

Your Fact Of the day for today, August 23rd...

The first KFC franchise store was not in Kentucky, but Salt Lake City, Utah.


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finestkind

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Aug 17, 2008
2,301
Boston
We have cities and towns in Massachusetts that have names that will twist your mind. Leicester - lester, Leominster - leminster and many others. :rolleyes:
 

banjar

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Mar 22, 2015
1,511
Lafayette, Colorado
Leominster! I stayed there one time for a job. My co-worker in the other room got bedbugs. Bit him good in a ring all around his belly. Hahaha. Leominster was one of those places that struck me as pretty awesome back in its day, but prosperity had passed it by. Would have liked to visit it in say the 1940's...or 1890's...
 

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