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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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Why are Potatoes Called “Spuds”?

Why are Potatoes Called “Spuds”?

Daven Hiskey November 18, 2014 0

Chelsea asks: Why are potatoes called “spuds”? Among other definitions, a “spud” is a “sharp, narrow spade” used to dig up large rooted plants. Around the mid-19th century (first documented reference in 1845 in

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The Interesting Story of How Uranus Got Its Name and What It Was Called Before That

The Interesting Story of How Uranus Got Its Name and What It Was Called Before That

Daven Hiskey November 18, 2014 0

This is a video from CGP Grey. If you’re a fan of TodayIFoundOut, I guarantee you’re going to love his YouTube channel, unless you just hate videos that is. (He also has an entertaining

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Weekly Wrap Volume 64

Weekly Wrap Volume 64

Daven Hiskey November 15, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Terrifying Fluffy Bunnies and The Little Albert Experiment The Little Albert Experiment was a study

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Top 100 Quick Facts

Top 100 Quick Facts

Daven Hiskey November 12, 2014 0

We haven’t done a quick fact round-up in ages, so here you go. What follows is the Top 100 Quick Facts (as chosen by us) on TodayIFoundOut. f

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How the Earth Got So Much Water

How the Earth Got So Much Water

Daven Hiskey November 10, 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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Weekly Wrap Volume 63

Weekly Wrap Volume 63

Daven Hiskey November 8, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our popular Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Did English Speakers Really Not Use Contractions in the 19th Century as Depicted in True

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Why the Mass Avoidance of Some Business is Called “Boycotting”

Why the Mass Avoidance of Some Business is Called “Boycotting”

Daven Hiskey November 7, 2014 0

This term was named after a nineteenth century Englishman, Captain Charles C. Boycott (who originally had the surname “Boycatt,” but the family changed the spelling when he was nine years old). If you guessed

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Why We Say “O’Clock”

Why We Say “O’Clock”

Daven Hiskey November 7, 2014 0

The practice of saying “o’clock” is simply a remnant of simpler times when clocks weren’t very prevalent and people told time by a variety of means, depending on where they were and what references

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The Origin of the Hashtag Symbol

The Origin of the Hashtag Symbol

Daven Hiskey November 5, 2014 2

In this video by Hank Green, he addresses the origin of the hashtag symbol and the many names it’s had over the years. If you like this video, be sure and subscribe to the

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This Day in History: November 4- Lincoln and Todd

This Day in History: November 4- Lincoln and Todd

Daven Hiskey November 4, 2014 0

This Day In History: November 4, 1842 On November 4, 1842, a struggling lawyer named Abraham Lincoln married the well-to-do Mary Todd, a Kentucky native like her new husband. The small wedding took place

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Weekly Wrap Volume 62

Weekly Wrap Volume 62

Daven Hiskey November 1, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. How Birds Grip Things When They Sleep Everyone needs sleep, but for many birds, by necessity

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Interesting Halloween Facts Roundup

Interesting Halloween Facts Roundup

Daven Hiskey October 30, 2014 0

We’ve covered quite a few Halloween related facts here on TodayIFoundOut over the years. Here’s a list of all of them, as well as some interesting facts about various candies. Happy Halloween! Halloween Related

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About 150 Males are Conceived for Every 100 Females and How This Evens Out In the End

About 150 Males are Conceived for Every 100 Females and How This Evens Out In the End

Daven Hiskey October 29, 2014 2

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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Weekly Wrap Volume 61

Weekly Wrap Volume 61

Daven Hiskey October 25, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Why We Call Certain Types of Threats “Blackmail”, and The Origin of the Lesser Known “Buttockmail”

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Why Do Ears Ring?

Why Do Ears Ring?

Daven Hiskey October 21, 2014 0

In this video from Hank Green et al. at SciShow, they address the age old question “Why do ears ring?” If you like this video, be sure and subscribe to their channel here. If

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Weekly Wrap Volume 60

Weekly Wrap Volume 60

Daven Hiskey October 18, 2014 0

This is a weekly wrap of our Daily Knowledge Newsletter. You can get that newsletter for free here. Who is McDonald in McDonald’s Restaurant McDonald’s is, without question, the most successful, popular, and influential

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12 Interesting Facts You Probabaly Didn’t Know About eBay

12 Interesting Facts You Probabaly Didn’t Know About eBay

Daven Hiskey October 17, 2014 3

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of eBay for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We recently published a couple “Fascinating Cell Phone Related Facts” lists, which you can find

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