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    I think starting a thread on small facts would be fun. I will start it off.

    * Did you know that Cleopatra married two of her brothers?

    or

    * Did you know that there are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world?

    or one more :D

    * Is buying bottle water worth it? Did you know Evian spelled backwards is Naive... lol

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    As many of the 3rd know, Damonte is a cornucopia of knowledge regarding food and beverage...

    Did you know that... one of the purported origins of the phrase "The Real McCoy" came from the fact that during the U.S. Prohibition era, it was common for rum-runner captains to add water to bottles to stretch their profits, or to re-label it as better goods. One American rum-runner captain and boat builder, William S. McCoy, became famous for never watering his booze, and selling only real top-quality products. Because of this, some accounts place McCoy as the source of the term "the Real McCoy."

    Did you know that... The origins of the Gin and Tonic are found in India? Quinine was added to water drink as a prophylactic against malaria, since it was originally intended for consumption in tropical areas of India and Africa where that disease is endemic. In order for the soldiers of the British Army to take their 'medicine', it was mixed with their issued alcohol ration: gin. Many soldiers returning to their homes after their enlistments retained their fondness for the mixed drink.

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    • #3
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      • "definitely" is the most commonly misspelled word in the english language. runners up are broccoli, phlegm, and bureaucracy.
      • French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
      • Virginia extends farther west than West Virginia.
      • In 2000, the late Pope John Paul II was named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
      • Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
      • The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.

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      • #4
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        Did you know... Irish (and some American) whiskey has an 'e' in the spelling, while all others (Scottish, Canadian, etc) is spelled "whisky"

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          Originally posted by WhiskeySix View Post
          Did you know... Irish (and some American) whiskey has an 'e' in the spelling, while all others (Scottish, Canadian, etc) is spelled "whisky"
          Wow! I never noticed that before!
          "Common sense is not so common." -Voltaire

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            Killer whales are a type of dolphin. The term killer whale is actually from Portuguese "Whale Killer", since they do kill whales. But Since dolphins are whales anyway (although not leviathan whales) they are still whales.
            Before you judge a man, try walking a mile in their shoes first. That way your a mile away and you have their shoes.

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              ...that most numbers on a phone keypad have letters assigned to them. For instance, the letters for the number 2 are a, b and c. But there are no letters assigned to the numbers 1 and 0. These numbers remain unassigned because they are so-called flag numbers, kept for special purposes such as emergency or operator services. Previously, Q and Z were not included on the keypad, meaning that you could not dial a word such as Quincy. Q is now assigned to the number 7, and Z to number 9.

              U.S. - 911
              Sweden - 112
              U.K. - 112 or 999

              112 is most commonly use as a collective emergency number for reaching police, medical & fire departments.

              and some other trivia..

              ...that “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
              ...that the first football player on a Wheaties box was Walter Payton of Columbia.
              ...that there are 336 dimples in a regulation golf ball.
              ...that fishing is the biggest participant sport in the world.
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                Hedy Lamar was an actor during the 1930's who was in the notorious movie Exctasy. This was the first mainstream (non pornographic) movie to have a sex scene. Hedy basically became her time periods Brittany Spears.
                Hedy was also an inventor. In 1942, Hedy submitted a Patent for a form of Frequency Hopping. This helps prevent radio frequency from being detected and jammed. This technology is used in today communications as well as cell phones.
                Her name is the namesake of the Headcrab in Half-Life 2
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                  Did you know that Hyenas regularly eat the feces of other animals.

                  Did you know that your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.

                  Did you know that....To take an oath, ancient Romans put a hand on their testicles. That is where the word testimony comes from.

                  Did you know that Teflon is the slipperiest substance in the world.

                  Did you know that humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

                  Did you know that during his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
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                    Ice is the only solid that gets harder and larger as it gets colder. As temperatures drop the Hydrogen atoms align and form bonds that cause it to expand and strengthen. The colder it gets, the harder and lighter it becomes.

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                      Did You Know?

                      * Barbie's measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.


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                        A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.

                        About 10,000,000 people have the same birthday as you.

                        Around 2,000 left-handed people die annually due to improper use of equipment designed only for right handed people.

                        When men have food cravings, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to prefer chocolate.

                        The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.
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                        • #13
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                          Did you know...

                          * roaches break wind every 15 minutes.

                          * Deer sleep only 5 minutes a day.

                          * On average 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parent.

                          * Baskin Robin once made ketchup ice cream (yuk) ;)

                          * Cows sweat through their noses.
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                            Originally posted by TG Latina View Post
                            * Baskin Robin once made ketchup ice cream (yuk) ;)
                            :D
                            Speaking of which, only 21% of all ketchup on earth is made with real tomatoes.

                            Oh, and the number of french fries consumed by patrons of McDonalds alone per year would stretch from the surface of the earth to the moon and back 3.9 times when lined up single file.

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                              Did you know...?
                              If our Sun were to become a Red Giant (shouldn't do so for another 5,000,000,000 years), its outer layer would reach out to near the orbit of Jupiter - we would be inside the Sun! (albeit very dead.)
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