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The Vice President Who Wrote a Hit Song, the Odd Use Bubble Wrap was Originally Intended for, and More in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

The Vice President Who Wrote a Hit Song, the Odd Use Bubble Wrap was Originally Intended for, and More in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

Daven Hiskey December 22, 2014 0

Quick Fact 861: Play-Doh was originally used as a wallpaper cleaner, with the compound debuting 22 years before Play-Doh hit the shelves, in a last ditch effort to save a dying company, the Cincinnati

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Weekly Wrap Volume 68

Weekly Wrap Volume 68

Daven Hiskey December 20, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Anonymous Publishing of “The Night Before Christmas,” and Other Interesting Christmas Staple Origins On

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Is it Safe to Eat Moldy Bread or Moldy Cheese?

Is it Safe to Eat Moldy Bread or Moldy Cheese?

Daven Hiskey December 19, 2014 0

For the quick answer to your question: no and sometimes.  While not all molds are bad for you to eat, many are, and unless you want to whip out a microscope and meticulously identify

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Why YouTube View Counts Often Stop at 301 for a While

Why YouTube View Counts Often Stop at 301 for a While

Daven Hiskey December 17, 2014 0

This is a video from the very talented Brady Haran who, among other channels, produces phenomenal videos such as this one over at Numberphile, which you can subscribe to here. You can also join

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The Anonymous Publishing of “The Night Before Christmas,” and Other Interesting Christmas Staple Origins

The Anonymous Publishing of “The Night Before Christmas,” and Other Interesting Christmas Staple Origins

Daven Hiskey December 15, 2014 4

Aiko S. asks: Who wrote Twas the Night Before Christmas? On December 23, 1823, the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known today as The Night Before Christmas was first published. The poem

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Weekly Wrap Volume 67

Weekly Wrap Volume 67

Daven Hiskey December 14, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Wyatt Earp, the Great American… Villain? The history books (and Hollywood) often describe the famous

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The Amazing Ways in Which Plants Talk to One Another

The Amazing Ways in Which Plants Talk to One Another

Daven Hiskey December 12, 2014 0

This is a video from MinuteEarth created by Henry Reich et al. If you like TodayIFoundOut, odds are you’ll also greatly enjoy their videos. So go check them out and subscribe to their channel

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3M’s Futuristic New ePrivacy Filter Software, and Some Fascinating Facts About 3M

3M’s Futuristic New ePrivacy Filter Software, and Some Fascinating Facts About 3M

Daven Hiskey December 11, 2014 4

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 3M. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you work at a job where for security reasons, you need to make sure no one

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Neato Christmas Sale

Neato Christmas Sale

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2014 0

Our very good friends over at Neatorama are currently running a Cyber Week Christmas sale in their popular NeatoShop.  They are also offering free world wide shipping (yes, world-wide). The sale runs now until

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Why We Kiss Under the Mistletoe Around Christmas

Why We Kiss Under the Mistletoe Around Christmas

Daven Hiskey December 5, 2014 0

Today I found out “mistletoe” literally means “dung twig”.The name for mistletoe comes from the fact that mistletoe tends to spring from bird droppings that have fallen on trees, with the seeds having passed

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The Biggest Living Thing on Earth

The Biggest Living Thing on Earth

Daven Hiskey December 3, 2014 0

This is a video from MinuteEarth created by Henry Reich et al. If you like TodayIFoundOut, odds are you’ll also greatly enjoy their videos. So go check them out and subscribe to their channel

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This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

This Day in History: December 2nd- The Marquis de Sade

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2014 4

This Day In History: December 2, 1814 “Either kill me or take me like this, for I will not change.” The Marquis de Sade, a notorious libertine whose deeds are linked forever with his

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NeatoShop Mega Sale

NeatoShop Mega Sale

Daven Hiskey November 29, 2014 1

Our very good friends over at Neatorama are currently running a Black Friday weekend sale in their popular NeatoShop.  They are offering all their awesome shirts for just $14.95 each and are also giving

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Weekly Wrap Volume 66

Weekly Wrap Volume 66

Daven Hiskey November 29, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. The Truth About Prepositions and the End of Sentences A great man once said, “This

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Fascinating Thanksgiving Facts Roundup

Fascinating Thanksgiving Facts Roundup

Daven Hiskey November 27, 2014 0

For those of you in the United States who are about to celebrate Thanksgiving and want to look particularly knowledgey at your family get-together tomorrow, here is a roundup of all the Thanksgiving related

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How the Earth Got Its Deserts and Rainforests

How the Earth Got Its Deserts and Rainforests

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2014 0

In this video by the talented team over at MinuteEarth, they explain how the Earth got its deserts and rainforests and why they are where they are. If you like this video, be sure

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Podcast Episode #281: The Many Myths Surrounding the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

Podcast Episode #281: The Many Myths Surrounding the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2014 1

In this episode, you’re going to learn about the many myths surrounding the supposed “first” Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims. Don’t miss future episodes of this podcast, subscribe here: iTunes | RSS/XML You can also

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Weekly Wrap Volume 65

Weekly Wrap Volume 65

Daven Hiskey November 22, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why Don’t Birds’ Legs Freeze? How a bird reacts to the cold depends on what

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