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JUL
20

Rocket Scientist and 50 Year Moon Walk Anniversary

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50 Years ago on July 16, 1969, two men step onto the moon. It took hundreds of people from various backgrounds to make it happen.  It took courage to believe that it was possible and even greater courage to ask others to follow.  Today, you see companies like SpaceX and billionaires like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos dreaming, planning, funding, and working towar...
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NOV
29

"Origins" of Black Friday

"Origins" of Black Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Today is Black Friday and many people have/are take advantage of Black Friday savings.  That got me thinking, where the heck did Black Friday come from?  As part of their Thanksgiving Day Fact Roundup, TodayIFoundOut.com has a video on Why the Day After Thanksgiving is called Black Friday.

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DEC
06

Holiday Flower Namesake

Holiday Flower Namesake

Fun Fact Friday!

Holiday Past
Poinsettias were first introduced into this country in 1828 by the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett.

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DEC
13

Holiday Shepherds' Crook

Holiday Shepherds' Crook

Fun Fact Friday

The first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany. According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds’ crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.

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DEC
20

400 lb Gingerbread Man

400 lb Gingerbread Man

Fun Fact Friday

The largest gingerbread man in the world is a dieter’s nightmare, weighing in at a whopping 466 pounds, six ounces. The Gingerbread House, in Rochester, Minnesota, baked the giant cookie on February 21, 2006.

(source: RealSimple.com The Twelve Lists of Christmas)
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DEC
27

A Crystal Ball

A Crystal Ball

Fun Fact Friday

In a few days 2013 will come to a close.  With that is the tradition of the ball drop in New York City.  Did you know that a ball has been dropped every year since 1907 except for during World War II in 1942 and 1943 when there was a "dim-out".  You can find out more facts about the Waterford Crystal ball which drops each year at 11:59 pm in front of a crowd of millions, probably more like billions by going to: Times Square Ball

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JAN
03

Nokia Toilet Paper

Nokia Toilet Paper

Fun Fact Friday

On the Nokia website, they do mention making paper but not specifically toilet paper.  They have evolved a lot, check out all the things Nokia used to do.

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JAN
17

From Cartoon to Real Life

From Cartoon to Real Life

Fun Fact Friday

Fans of the long running animated TV series, The Simpsons, can join their favorite family on a trip through Krustyland, at Universal Studios Orlando.  While there give the Krusty Burger, number 17 on Time Magazine's list of The 17 Most Influential Burgers of All Time a try.   Ric Florell, Universal's senior vice president, is quoted in the The Simpsons Arrive At Universal Studios Orlando, Huffington Post article as calling the experience, "authentic fiction".  

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MAY
09

Mother's Day Fun Fact

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NOV
08

Arabian Wine

Fun Fact Friday

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NOV
01

Metallic Snow

Metallic Snow

Fun Fact Friday!

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OCT
25

Yum, candy

Yum, candy

Fun Fact Friday

Did you know?.....

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OCT
11

Gates and Mac

Gates and Mac

Fun Fact Friday!

Did you know how was Bill Gates's house was designed? Using a Macintosh computer.

(source: http://www.wtfdiary.com/2013/03/30-interesting-and-rarely-known.html)
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OCT
04

On a Shoelace

On a Shoelace

Fun Fact Friday!

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

(source: Completely Useless Facts)
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SEP
27

Wireless from the 1940s

Wireless from the 1940s

Fun Fact Friday!

I saw this and I had to tell you about it.  I enjoy old movies and spy novels, so to think that they could be behind some of the technologies that are apart of our everyday lives is fascinating to me.  What I also like is that brains and beauty don't have to be mutually exclusive - they can come in the same package.  Please take a few minutes to read this article from Today I Found Out about how 1940s'screen star Hedy Lamarr and her "Secret Communication System" influenced wireless communications in the article, How One of the Most Beautiful Women in 1940s' Hollywood Helped Make Certain Wireless Technologies Possible.

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SEP
20

Karoke any one?

Fun Fact Friday

Karoke means "empty orchestra" in Japanese.

(source: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~bingbin/)


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13

No Speak

No Speak

Fun Fact Friday...

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

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SEP
06

Solitaire

Microsoft first included Solitaire in their Windows operating system to teach people how to drag and drop.

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AUG
30

Original name of Yahoo!

Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.

(source: http://www.collingwoodsearch.co.uk/resources/top-tips-for-companies/10-interesting-business-facts.html)
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AUG
23

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Fun Fact Friday!!!

Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.

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AUG
16

3 Most Valuable Brand Names

Fun Fact Friday! 

The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

(source: http://www.begent.org/funfact.htm)
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AUG
09

15 letter word

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

(source: http://www.begent.org/funfact.htm)
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AUG
02

Quick Brown Fox

Every wonder why your old smartphone used the phrase The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog when setting the font.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)

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