Did You Know? The Facts – Just Gimme The Facts.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Just gimme the facts it says in the title and that’s exactly what you get.

It’s another interesting fact day at the fasab blog.

Enjoy.

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The word “moose” comes from the native

Algonquian Indian word meaning “twig eater.”

Did You Know moose

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Before he wrote Jaws,

Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.

Did You Know LBJ-Benchley_WhiteHouse_roundtable

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In 1728, the philosopher Voltaire got rich by outsmarting the lottery.

When the French government accidentally created a raffle where the prize money

was significantly larger than the cost of all the tickets combined,

Voltaire and his friend formed a syndicate, bought all the tickets, and won.

Did You Know Voltaire

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It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth.

On average, the Hubble uses the equivalent amount of energy

as 30 household lightbulbs to complete an orbit.

Did You Know hubble-space-telescope

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There are over 100 styles of BluBlocker sunglasses available on the market

Did You Know blublocker

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People didn’t always say “hello” when they answered the phone.

When the first regular phone service was established in 1878,

people said “ahoy.”

Did You Know telephone ahoy

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One of the Bond girls in the James Bond movie,

“For Your Eyes Only,”

used to be a man

Did You Know bond girl fyeo carolyn

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The word Himalayas means the “home of snow.”

Did You Know himalayas

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The Margherita pizza was named for Margherita of Savoy,

Queen consort of Italy from 1878-1900,

during the reign of her husband, King Umberto I.

Did You Know italian-pizza-margherita

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Over 175 million cubic yards of earth

was removed for the creation of the Panama Canal

Did You Know panama-canal

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Hawaii is the most geographically isolated land mass in the world.

Did You Know map pacific hawaii

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By partially filling saucers with vinegar and

distributing the saucers around a room,

you can eliminate odors

– well, accept for them smell of vinegar perhaps!

Did You Know vinegar

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Oddly enough

– or perhaps not, as the case may be –  

the very first high heels were made for soldiers in the 1500s

who needed a way to keep their feet snugly tucked

into their stirrups while riding on horseback.

Did You Know soldiers high heels

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Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can.

When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

Did You Know pringles fredric baur

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The famous jewelry store Tiffany & Co.

was established on September 18, 1837 in New York City.

The amount of sales that were made the first day were $4.98

Did You Know tiffany fifth ave

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A man filed a lawsuit against his doctor

because he survived longer than what the doctor had predicted

Did You Know medical suit

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During WWII, La-Z-Boy manufactured seats for tanks,

torpedo boats, gun turrets, and armored cars.

Did You Know La-Z-Boy logo

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It requires 63 feet of wire to make a Slinky toy

Did You Know slinky

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The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923.

It was first erected as “Hollywoodland.”

Did You Know hollywoodland

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Janis Joplin left $2,500 in her will for her friends to

“have a ball after I’m gone.”

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4 thoughts on “Did You Know? The Facts – Just Gimme The Facts.

  1. High heels and stirrups – who knew? But of course there are cowboy boots with heels for the same purpose. I have been missing your posts somehow – must check out my follow settings!

    • Yes it’s been a while but glad to have you back! You are always welcome.
      I think a lot of guys wear cowboy boots to make themselves look taller, they’ve most likely never been near a horse in their lives.

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