Archive for June, 2013

June 29, 2013

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Last year, over four billion pounds of watermelons were produced in the United States alone, and Americans consumed 15 pounds of watermelon per person.

June 28, 2013

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Abraham Lincoln hated the nickname Abe. He preferred to go by his last name, Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln, his wife even called him Mr. Lincoln.

Source: www.classroomhelp.com

June 27, 2013

Feed Me Seymour!

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Botanophobia is the fear of plants.

Source: www.about.com

June 26, 2013

Narly!

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Narwhal means “corpse whale” because it often swims belly up, laying motionless for several minutes.

Source: www.enchantedlearning.com

June 25, 2013

“The world looks mighty good to me cause Tootsie Rolls are all I see.”

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Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy to be sold in the United  States.

Source: www.ehow.com

June 24, 2013

From A to Zinc

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VITAMIN is an invented word first used by the Polish-born American biochemist, Casimir Funk in 1913. It is taken from Latin “vita” meaning life and amine, because they were thought to contain amino acids.

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June 23, 2013

After These Messages…We’ll Be Right Back!

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By the time a person in the United States is 65 years old, they would have seen about two million television commercials.

Source: www.randomhistory.com

June 22, 2013

You’ve Gotta Have Heart!

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Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is the equivalent to driving to the moon and back.

Source: www.randomhistory.com