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.

Enjoy.

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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.

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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!)

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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.

American Automobile Association logo

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One Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years.

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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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Another Bunch Of Interesting Things You Probably Never Thought About – Until Now!

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”.

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As the title says, another  list of interesting bits and pieces that you may not have though about until now.

Feel free to whip them out and impress people if and when the occasion arises.

Enjoy.

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The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that the sound it makes is actually a tiny sonic boom.

Bullwhip

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Only 1 in 2,000,000,000 people will live to be 116 or old.

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Dogs and humans are the only species that have prostates.

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The zebra is basically a light-colored animal with black stripes.

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Natural pearls melt in Vinegar.

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The greatest weight lifted with a human tongue is 12.5 kg (27 lb 8.96 oz)

by Thomas Blackthorne (UK)

who lifted the weight hooked through his tongue

on the set of El Show Olímpico, in Mexico City, Mexico, on 1 August 2008.

Thomas Blackthorne

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Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

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Americans are responsible for about 1/5 of the world’s garbage annually

(and 2/3 of it is from Washington).

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The dot over the letter “i” is called a tittle.

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There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in Chess.

chessboard setup

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The first CD pressed in the US was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.

Born In The USA

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IBM’s motto is “Think”.

Apple later made their motto “Think different”.

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The Michelin man is known as Mr. Bib.

His name was Bibendum in the company’s first ads in 1896.

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There are more types of insects in one tropical rain forest tree

than there are in the entire state of Vermont.

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An ostrich’s eye might not be bigger than its belly,

but it is bigger than its brain.

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Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a god;

it was named by God.

Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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