Did You Know? Another Twenty Fascinating Facts.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Another round of twenty fascinating facts for you to survey.

Random as ever there is sure to be something in here that you didn’t know.

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Duct tape was developed in 1942 for use by the U.S. Army

as a waterproof sealing tape for ammunition boxes.

Duct tape

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There is a Librarian of Congress.

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Because they were unable to prevent the use of the word “spam”

to represent unwanted email messages,

the Hormel company now uses all-capital letters

in referencing its canned pork product.

SPAM

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The phrase “goody two shoes” comes from a fable

written in 1766 by Oliver Goldsmith

about a poor little girl who could only afford one shoe.

goody two shoes

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Aardvark is Afrikaans for earth pig

Aardvark

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Wrigley’s gum was the first product with

a bar code to be scanned at a supermarket.

gum barcode

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Michael Jackson attempted to buy Marvel Comics in the 1990s

because he wanted to play Spiderman.

Michael Jackson Spiderman

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M&M’s stands for Mars and Murrie’s

the last names of the candy’s founders.

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Hitler and Napoleon had only one testicle

(each, of course, that is!)

napoleon and hitler

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The speed of sound must be exceeded

to produce a sonic boom.

sonic boom

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41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer

a minimum three times a day

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One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately

one million gallons of fresh water.

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The American Automobile association was formed in 1905

for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps.

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One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.

neptune

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Former U.S. President Franklin Pierce was arrested

during his term as President

for running over an old lady with his horse,

but the charges were later dropped.

Franklin Pierce

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NASDAQ stand for,

“National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations.”

NASDAQ

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The revolving door was invented in 1888,

by Theophilus Van Kannel.

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The Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937.

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The first email was sent out by Ray Tomlinson in 1971

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The song “Strawberry Fields Forever” sung by the Beatles

refers to an orphanage located in Liverpool.

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Did You Know? More Interesting Facts To Ponder

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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Another delve into the fasab fact file today.

If you are interested in facts, information or trivia there will hopefully be something in here for you.

Enjoy.

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The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

1903 Ford Model A

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The oldest known goldfish lived to 43 years of age.

Its name was Tish.

oldest goldfish

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There are only thirteen blimps in the world.

Nine of them are in the United States.

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In 1967, the IMAX film system was invented by Canadians

Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw

and premiered at Expo 67.

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Texas is also the only state that is allowed to fly its state flag

at the same height as the U.S. flag.

Texas Flag

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The typical lead pencil can draw a line

that is thirty five miles long

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Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners

carry pictures of the pets in their wallets.

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A meteor has only destroyed one satellite,

which was the European Space Agency’s Olympus in 1993.

olympus

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The average American drinks about 600 sodas a year.

sodas

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When Queen Elizabeth I of England died

she owned over 3,000 gowns

elizabethan gown

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The smallest man ever was Gul Mohammed (1957-1997) of India,

who measured 1 feet, 10 inches

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Before the fur trade had started in Canada,

it was estimated that there were over 6 million beavers

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In 1962, the first Wal-Mart opened up in Rogers, Arkansas

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The Saguaro Cactus, found in South-western United States

does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.

Saguaro Cactus

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Japan has approximately 200 volcanoes

and is home to 10% of the active volcanoes in the world

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The Dutch people are known to be

the tallest people in Europe

holland tall people

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The word Nike comes from Greek Mythology.

Nike is the goddess of victory and was often depicted

as a small winged figure carried by the goddess Athene.

Nike

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The long fibers that are found in the banana plant

can make paper approximately 3000 times stronger than regular paper.

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The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea

for more than 600 years

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In Ivrea, Italy, thousands of citizens celebrate the beginning of Lent

by throwing oranges at one another.

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