Archive for May, 2013

May 23, 2013

Holiday

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May 23rd, is Lucky Penny Day!

Source: www.holidayinsights.com

May 21, 2013

Bubble Gum

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North Americans spend about a half-billion dollars on bubble gum every year,  which translates to 40 million pieces every day, 1.6 million every hour, 26,000  every minute or 444 pieces per second.

Source: www.seattlepi.com

May 20, 2013

SHAZAM!

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 SHAZAM is an acronym of the names of the gods Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, and was screamed by Billy Batson to summon the power of Captain Marvel.

Source: www.urbandictionary.com

May 19, 2013

Woodpecker

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A woodpecker can have an unbelievably long tongue – in some species, it can extend 5 inches beyond the bird’s beak.   When not extended part of the tongue is stored in a special corridor inside the skull – the corridor wraps all the way around the bird’s head.

Source: www.birds.com

May 18, 2013

138th Preakness Stakes

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The Preakness Stakes trophy is so valuable, not even the winners are allowed to hold it.

The mammoth 13-kilogram, solid silver Woodlawn Vase, created by Tiffany and Co. in 1860, is estimated to be worth more than $1 million — making it the most valuable trophy in American sports.

The immense pressure of safeguarding it for an entire year was too much for the wife of 1953’s winning owner Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who instead convinced her husband to leave it the hands of organizers.

The trophy now remains on permanent display at the Baltimore Museum of Art, with winners instead being given a $30,000 replica trophy.

Source: www.cnn.com

May 17, 2013

Fears and Phobias

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The fear of chopsticks is known as Consecotaleophobia. When someone finds chopsticks difficult to use, they may develop this phobia.

Source: www.fearofstuff.com

May 16, 2013

Human Body Fact

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There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.  We have lots of hair, but on most of us it’s not obvious because a majority of the hairs are too fine or light to be seen.

Source: www.economist.com

May 15, 2013

Today in History

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May 15th, 1928, Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy.

Source: www.amctv.com