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PostSubject: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Robert Wadlow wore a size 37AA shoe.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:28 pm

That's like 1-3/4 NBA players.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:51 pm

My dad met him, at like an exhibition or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:35 pm

That's great (if true!)


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I guess President Drumpf was right after all, he really is creating new jobs.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:16 pm

Greeting  the  president is a wide-spread practice. Becoming very popular.

Here's one of Newt Gingrich's relatives saluting the president.




Here's Dennis Hopper with another biker's salute to the president  (Harley riders can see the future).

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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:17 pm

Sherri Lewis was fond of ordering lamp chops when she went out to dinner.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:32 pm

In 1923, jockey Fred Hayes was competing in a race through Belmont Park in New York when he suddenly had a massive heart attack and died only halfway through the race. His horse, however, powered through and carried the rider to the finish line first—making Hayes the only man to win a horse race while dead.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:46 pm

And proving once and for all that jockeys are overpaid.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Roberta Flack entered university at age 15 and graduated at 19.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue May 01, 2018 7:19 am

Sometime in the 1560s, Hans Steininger had what was considered to be the longest beard in the world at the time, at about four and a half feet long. He used to keep the beard rolled up in a leather pouch much of the time, but apparently let it have some free time one night while sleeping. Unfortunately, the house caught fire. Waking, but probably still a bit groggy, Hans ran for the door, but tripped on his beard and fell, breaking his neck and dying instantly.

Death by beard.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:21 pm

In July of 1871, a massive bar fight in Ohio left a man named Tom Myers dead, having been shot in the abdomen. Another man present, Thomas McGehan, was accused of his murder.

McGehan, claiming that he was innocent, sought out lawyer Clement Vallandigham to represent him in court.
McGehan told Clement that although he didn’t know how Myers had been killed, he certainly hadn’t killed him.

Clement believed McGehan, and after several days of witness testimony and crime scene analysis, he came up with a theory:
Myers, in the process of trying to draw his own weapon, had shot himself in the abdomen.
After spending a day conducting a number of ballistics tests with weapons discharged at close range, Clement was positive that his theory was correct, and was ready to present it to the court. The following day, Clement stood in front of a judge and explained his theory.

As he was finishing his explanation, Clement decided that a demonstration would further support his claim, so he began to draw his weapon. But in his haste and excitement, Clement’s finger accidentally landed on the trigger, and his gun discharged a bullet into his abdomen — in the exact same way that he was arguing Myers had killed himself.

He died the following day from the injury.

While proving that Myers could have died because he accidentally shot himself when drawing his weapon, Clement Vallandigham accidentally shot and killed himself when drawing his weapon.

And he won the case.

That’s a killer closing argument.

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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:36 pm

A herd of unicorns is called a “blessing.”
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:00 pm

Many types of whales have a build-up of earwax which increases with time; the size of the deposit is sometimes the only way to determine the age of whales that do not have teeth.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:55 am

Bill Dana's brother composed the "Get Smart" theme song.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:15 am

Juan Tizol's wife's name was Rosebud.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:20 pm

NoCoPilot wrote:
Sherri Lewis was fond of ordering lamp chops when she went out to dinner.
That's unexpectedly disturbing.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:28 am

Other names for French toast are eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights (of Windsor), and Torrija.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:39 pm

There is no other word that can be made by rearranging the letters of "anagram."
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:16 pm

Wookies are allergic to rice.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:47 pm

NoCoPilot wrote:
Other names for French toast are eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights (of Windsor), and Torrija.
and pain perdu (French, literally "lost bread").
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 am

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Wookies are allergic to rice.
Citation please. Wookies are a tree dwelling species that handle alcohol fine. I find this hard to believe. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:45 pm

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There is no other word that can be made by rearranging the letters of "anagram."

Margana is a genus of moths of the family Noctuidae.

Not only an anagram, but also a semordnilap.



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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:22 pm

Egads you're right. More fool me for trusting a single internet source.
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PostSubject: Re: Fun Facts    Today at 6:03 pm

Fred Rogers wrote:
Love is like infinity: You can't have more or less infinity, and you can't compare two things to see if they're "equally infinite." Infinity just is, and that's the way I think love is, too.
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