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25 Amazing Facts

25 Amazing Facts

Noreen June 10, 2013 32

If you liked these, check out more free quick-facts here.  You might also be interested in QI’s 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. Text Version: Fact 449: While often used as the

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The Interesting Origin of 12 Sandwiches

The Interesting Origin of 12 Sandwiches

Melissa June 7, 2013 1

Lions of the culinary world, the inventors of our favorite sandwiches have left a lasting legacy of portability and deliciousness. To honor their contributions to our collective satiety, we’re taking a moment to reflect

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Full House

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Full House

Deborah Honeycutt June 6, 2013 0

Nothing makes you feel older than finding your son watching the very show you watched as a child:  Full House.  Worse is telling him his mother pined away over John Stamos and plastered my

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How Each NFL Team Got its Name (NFC)

How Each NFL Team Got its Name (NFC)

Melissa June 3, 2013 1

Nothing short of a room decorated in team gear epitomizes a National Football League fanatic better than an internal database of useless trivia spanning your team’s history. Read on for the origin of the

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How Each NFL Team Got its Name (AFC)

How Each NFL Team Got its Name (AFC)

Melissa June 3, 2013 6

With the 2013 NFL season set to begin in just over three months, it’s time to start collecting trivial facts to help spice up the trash talk in your fantasy football league. Read on

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10 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ben Franklin

10 Interesting Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ben Franklin

Kathy Padden May 29, 2013 12

Ben Franklin was a man of many and varied accomplishments- a Renaissance man in the grand tradition of Leonardo da Vinci. He was a writer, scientist, musician, inventor and innovator, despite only ever receiving

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12 Crazy Sports From the Ancient World

12 Crazy Sports From the Ancient World

List25 May 27, 2013 7

This is a post by the authors at List25.com. For more interesting lists, subscribe to their newsletter here. 1) Pankration: While today we have MMA, the Ancient Greeks had something known as Pankration, which

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10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

10 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

Matt Blitz May 20, 2013 3

Walt Disney epitomized the American dream like few others. Sure, he wasn’t perfect. He was a ruthless businessman, long rumored to be anti-semitic and otherwise racist, and was a ringleader for Hollywood’s anti-communist witch

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12 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Betty White

12 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Betty White

Deborah Honeycutt May 14, 2013 6

Betty White is the grandmother we never had.  Or wished we did.  She is cooler than most people will ever be and at the age of 91, she seems poised to live forever.  Betty’s

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You’ve Been Saying It Wrong (11 Famous Quotes That Have Changed Over Time)

You’ve Been Saying It Wrong (11 Famous Quotes That Have Changed Over Time)

Melissa May 6, 2013 9

Anyone who’s ever played telephone at camp knows how easy it is for your mind to twist, tweak or completely change what you’ve just heard when you repeat it to someone else. Common throughout

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How Nintendo, Lego, Adidas and 17 other Major Companies Got Their Names

How Nintendo, Lego, Adidas and 17 other Major Companies Got Their Names

List25 March 4, 2013 14

This is a guest post by List25.com for more interesting lists, subscribe to their newsletter here. Lego:  In 1934, Danish carpenter Ol Kirk Kristiansen, the founder of what we now know of as Lego®,

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12 Facts You May Not Know About John Lennon

12 Facts You May Not Know About John Lennon

Eddie Deezen March 1, 2013 12

John Lennon was the leader and founding member of the Beatles.  Whether as a singer, composer, musician, writer, or actor, John was a true original. Not only was he a great artist, but he

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11 Popular Urban Legends Dispelled

11 Popular Urban Legends Dispelled

List25 February 28, 2013 2

This is a guest post by List25.com for more interesting lists, subscribe to their newsletter here. 1) The Dissolving Tooth:  There are numerous urban legends involving Coca Cola. In fact, there are so many

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12 Fascinating Dolphin Facts

12 Fascinating Dolphin Facts

Noreen February 20, 2013 1

1. Dolphins belong to the order of Cataceans (marine mammals) and are closely related to whales and porpoises. They are the only group of mammals that generally give birth to their young tail first,

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15 Interesting Mr. Rogers Facts

15 Interesting Mr. Rogers Facts

Daven Hiskey February 19, 2013 7

45 years ago today on February 19, 1968, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood made its national TV debut.  The show’s purpose, as put forth by Mr. Rogers, was to promote: good self esteem, self control, imagination,

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15 Interesting President Facts

15 Interesting President Facts

Daven Hiskey February 17, 2013 1

1) Heaviest President in U.S. History:  The the 27th President of the United States, President William Howard Taft (serving from 1909 to 1913) was the heaviest President in U.S. history. He was 5’11″ tall

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The Origin of 7 Common Phrases

The Origin of 7 Common Phrases

List25 February 1, 2013 3

This is a guest post by List25.com for more interesting lists, subscribe to their newsletter here. 1) Origin of “Bite the Bullet”:  This phrase was first attested in the late 18th century in the

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12 Interesting Volcano Facts

12 Interesting Volcano Facts

Noreen January 29, 2013 5

1. Where the term Volcano came from: The word “volcano” was derived from the Italian word “vulcano” from the Latin “vulcanus” meaning “burning mountain”. In  ancient Roman mythology, the God of fire/ flames (referred

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