Posts tagged ‘fun and games facts’

September 8, 2013

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 The word “checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which is often translated to “the king is dead”, although more accurate may be “the king is trapped” or ” the king is without escape”.

Source: www.geniusprophecy.com

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August 29, 2013

Reach for the Moon

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It would take about 40,000,000,000 LEGO bricks to build a column that would reach the moon.

Source: www.webuser.com

June 16, 2013

Silly Old Bear

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People who collect teddy bears are called arctophiles.

Source: www.ehow.com

June 5, 2013

Life is About Using the Whole Box of Crayons

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The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by their 10th birthday.

Source: www.colourlovers.com

May 25, 2013

Nothing Else is Silly Putty

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More than 300 million eggs of Silly Putty have been sold since 1950. That’s about 4,500 tons, enough to create a giant wad the size of the Goodyear Blimp!

Source: www.crayola.com

May 15, 2013

Fun and Games

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It takes 63 feet of wire to make one Slinky.

Source: www.ask.com

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