Archive for April, 2013

April 30, 2013

Fun and Games Fact

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John Wright, the son of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright, invented Lincoln Logs in 1916. During a trip to Tokyo with his father, John was inspired by the architecture of the Imperial Hotel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking beams, which made the structure earthquake resistant.

Source: www.historybyzim.com

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April 29, 2013

Say What?

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Groggy comes from the description of the feeling that many sailors experienced when they would drink too much “grog,” a mixture of rum and water.

Source: www.westegg.com

April 28, 2013

Candy Fact

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Every second there are over 400 Kit Kat fingers consumed worldwide.

Source: www.nestleprofessional.com

April 26, 2013

Human Body Fact

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Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue has its own unique print.

Source: www.howstuffworks.com

April 25, 2013

Animal Fact

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The hybrid offspring of a goat and a sheep is called a geep.

Source: www.dictionary.com

April 25, 2013

Innovation Fact

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A modern day cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA did in 1969 when the United States sent men to the moon.

Source: www.nasa.gov

April 23, 2013

Person of Interest

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Wild Bill Hickok’s real name was James Butler Hickok.  Hickok was called “Duck Bill” by friends due to his distinctive nose and protruding lips
before he received his legendary nickname “Wild Bill”.

Source: www.wyomerc.com

April 23, 2013

Today in History

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April 23, 1985, stands as one of the most significant dates in business history — the date the 99-year-old Coca-Cola company announced it was scrapping its original soda  formula for a newer, sweeter version. In blind taste tests, consumers generally  preferred “new Coke” over the original drink and competitor Pepsi, but the  company severely underestimated the nation’s sentimental attachment to the  iconic American brand. After being flooded with phone calls, 40,000  letters and reams of bad press, the company backtracked three months later,  announcing the return of Coca-Cola “classic”.  Sales for  the original Coca-Cola surged, restoring it as the dominant leader in the  nation’s competitive soda market. The reviled replacement drink stuck around and  was later rebranded “Coke II” before eventually fading away.

Source: www.time.com