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finestkind

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Your fact of the day for today, May 16th...

A California woman, Jeanine Sugawara, sued Quaker Oats, owners of Cap’N’Crunch, on the grounds of false advertising because Cap’N’Crunch Crunchberries did not contain one single real berry. The complaint was dismissed after the judge reminded her that there is no such thing as a “crunch berry”.


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There's not ! :eek:
 

gt2590

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Near Philly, PA
Any steel used in Geiger counters must be from before 1945 so that it isn't contaminated with radiation from nuclear weapons. One of the primary sources for such steel is sunken ships from World War 2.
 

MrMet

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The Poconos
Your fact of the day for today, May 18th...

The first roller coaster was invented at Coney Island as a way to distract people from sinful activities such as saloons and brothels. Lamarcus Thompson created it as a family friendly, sin free way to have fun. (Although there is some dispute as to wether he invented the roller coaster, or was just the best promoter of it at the time and got all the attention.)


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MrMet

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Your fact of the day for today, May 18th...

The first roller coaster was invented at Coney Island as a way to distract people from sinful activities such as saloons and brothels. Lamarcus Thompson created it as a family friendly, sin free way to have fun. (Although there is some dispute as to wether he invented the roller coaster, or was just the best promoter of it at the time and got all the attention.)


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MrMet

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Your fact of the day for today, May 19th...

The original version of “Beauty and the Beast” was a 1740 story by novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve which, according to children’s literature academic Maria Tatar, was written in order to encourage girls to accept arranged marriage. Oh...and the beast was also a hideous combination of an elephant and a fish.


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MrMet

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Sorry y’all, let this slide again...

Getting back in to it, your Fact of the day for today, Memorial Day...

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, because the point of the holiday was to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Also, originally, only soldiers who died in the Civil War were honored, but after WWI, it was amended to include any solider lost in any conflict.


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gt2590

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Sorry y’all, let this slide again...

Getting back in to it, your Fact of the day for today, Memorial Day...

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day, because the point of the holiday was to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers. Also, originally, only soldiers who died in the Civil War were honored, but after WWI, it was amended to include any solider lost in any conflict.
And it started in SC after freed slaves honored fallen Union soldiers who had liberated them. Even had a small parade...
 

MrMet

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The Poconos
Your Fact of the day for today, May 28th...

Revisiting some Star Wars stuff...and porn?

The music style that is played by Max Rebo’s band and during the cantina scenes is not classified as jazz, oh no, the term they use in the Star Wars world is “jizz”. (Google it... but, uh, be careful what you search...)


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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for today, May 28th...

Revisiting some Star Wars stuff...and porn?

The music style that is played by Max Rebo’s band and during the cantina scenes is not classified as jazz, oh no, the term they use in the Star Wars world is “jizz”. (Google it... but, uh, be careful what you search...)


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MrMet

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Your Fact of the day for yesterday, May 29th...

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is from the days when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight staircases.


Your Fact of the day for today, May 30th...

The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.
Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor were married for 18 years until Allwine's death in 2009.


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