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MrMet

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Your fact of the day for today, January 21st, MLK Jr Day....

Martin Luther King Jr. was born Michael King Jr., on January 15th, 1929. In 1934 his father traveled to Germany and became inspired by the Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther. As a result, Sr. changed his own name, and well as that of his 5yr old son.


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tramers

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Want to see fruit loops on the floor ??????? Go to wal mart late at night they move up and down aisle . They don't use GRAWLIX
 

MrMet

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Ok, so it’s been a bit, got busy, sorry guys, but I’m here to make it up to ya!

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

Since 1980, the Empire State Building (in NYC) has had its own zip code...which is 10188.

Your fact of the day for January 23rd,

Abraham Lincoln, besides being the tallest president, is also in the Wresting Hall of Fame (no, not the WWE). Allegedly, he won 299 of the 300 matches he was in.

Your fact of the day for January 24th ,

The only venomous primate in the world is the Slow Loris. They lick a toxin producing gland under their arm before deterring predators with their teeth.

And finally, your fact of the day today, January 25th,

Adam Ottavino will make Yankee baseball history, when he becomes the first ever Yankee to wear number 0.


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MrMet

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Your fact for today, January 26th,

Acacia trees can warn each other of danger. When animals start to eat its leaves, the tree increases tannin production to levels that are toxic to animals. The tree then emits a cloud of ethylene gas that travels through the air to other trees so that they too can produce more tannins. As a result, giraffes have learned never to eat from trees that are downwind.


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MrMet

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So, bonus fact...I suck at keeping up with this...let’s play catch up again...

Your fact of the day for January 27th

Since it’s been so cold...Minus 40 is the only temperature that is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius

Your Fact of the day for January 28th

Since I recently heard Frank Robinson was in poor health...Most people know Frank was the first African American manager in the the AL, when he became player/manager for the Indians...but he was also the first African American manager in the NL when he starting managing the Giants in 1981.

Your fact of the day for January 29th...

Martin Van Buren was the first president who was born a US citizen. He was born in 1782, every other president before him was born before 1776, making them colonial subjects of Great Britain.



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MrMet

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And finally your fact of the day for today, January 30th...

A “buttload” is actually a measurement of wine. A “butt” refers to a full cask and is equivalent to approximately 108 Imperial Gallons (which are about 1.2 US gallons).


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MrMet

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I still have 5 minutes left, so your fact of the day for today, February 1st...

A “contronym” is a word that has opposite meanings. For example: seed. You can seed the lawn (meaning add seeds to the lawn) and you can seed a tomato (meaning remove the seeds from).


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aarne13

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The current US-42 gallon Oil Barrel standard is based on King Richard the 3rd's English wine cask 42gal(159L). The Whisky 40gal barrel was used as well before the standard was set (US only).
 

MrMet

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Your fact of the day for today, February 2nd, Groundhog Day...

Punxsutawney Phil has a ridiculously long official name. His full moniker is "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary."

Bonus fact: flipping a coin would be a better predictor, Phil has only been proven correct around 39% of the time...


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MrMet

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Your fact of the day for today, February 3rd, Super Bowl Sunday...

Phil Simms was paid $75,000 to shout "I'm going to Disney World” on the field moments after his Giants won Super Bowl XXI. Disney also paid Denver’s John Elway the same amount of money to yell the same thing—just in case his team won.

And some Super bonus facts...

The priciest tickets to Super Bowl I, which was played on January 15, 1967, cost $12. Adjusted for inflation, that's the equivalent of about $89 today. And even at that bargain price, the event still didn't sell out.

In 1980, the Pittsburgh Steelers were the first Super Bowl-winning team to visit the White House. They visited with Jimmy Carter in a joint ceremony with the Pittsburgh Pirates, who had won the 1979 World Series

The Super Bowl I halftime show consisted of two marching bands, acclaimed trumpeter Al Hirt, two men in jet packs, and 300 pigeons.

Although the Baltimore Colts beat Dallas in Super Bowl V in 1971, Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley was named the game's MVP. He's the only player in history to earn this honor as a member of the losing team.

There has never been a shutout in the Super Bowl. The Miami Dolphins hold the record for fewest points scored in a Super Bowl; in 1972, they lost to Dallas, 24-3.

Super Bowl XLV was the first one in history that didn't include cheerleaders. That's because neither of the game's participating teams—the Pittsburgh Steelers nor the Green Bay Packers—has a professional cheerleading squad.

Cleveland is the only current NFL city that has neither hosted a Super Bowl nor seen its own team, the Browns, make an appearance in one.

Joe Montana not only emerged victorious from all four of his Super Bowl appearances, he did it without throwing a single interception in any of those games.

The very first Super Bowl touchdown was scored in 1967 by Packers wide receiver Max McGee (who was hungover at the time).

In 1993, Michael Jackson's halftime performance had higher ratings than the game itself.




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MrMet

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It’s been way too long since I let this slide, I think the Super Bowl facts have long outlasted their worth...so without further ado, I will continue from today (way too much catchup to play)

So without further ado,

Your fact of the day for today, March 6th, and since this thread started to fizzle out (wait for it)...

The word “fizzle” originally started out as a type of fart. In the late 1400’s it meant “to break wind quietly”, according to the English Oxford Living Dictionary.


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Randy Shields

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It’s been way too long since I let this slide, I think the Super Bowl facts have long outlasted their worth...so without further ado, I will continue from today (way too much catchup to play)

So without further ado,

Your fact of the day for today, March 6th, and since this thread started to fizzle out (wait for it)...

The word “fizzle” originally started out as a type of fart. In the late 1400’s it meant “to break wind quietly”, according to the English Oxford Living Dictionary.


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I always called them "Silent but deadly" There's nothing better in life than to let one of those babies slide out and sit back watching the horrific vomit inducing air biscuit slowly invade another's space and the violent reactions that ensue shortly therafter! 🤣 I just don't like it when the dog or the 2 cats do it which is actually worse than anything I could possibly muster up!! 🤢🤮🤬
 
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MrMet

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Lol, sure

Your fact of the day for today, March 7th,

McDonalds once made bubblegum flavored broccoli, to make their happy meals healthier while still appealing to kids. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it didn’t test very well, as the children were confused and the item was scrapped.


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MrMet

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Your fact of the day for yesterday, March 8th...

“Gnurr” is the name for the lint in the bottom of your pocket.

Your fact of the day for today, March 9th,
Pope John Paul II was an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.


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