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Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy?

Has Anyone Ever Actually Poisoned Or Put Razor Blades or Needles in Halloween Candy?

Staci Lehman October 24, 2013 14

Lee asks: How many children have died from people poisoning Halloween candy? Remember your mom sorting through your Halloween candy as a kid, looking for signs of ‘tainted’ candy laced with poison, needles or

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The Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times, Then Won the Lottery

The Man Who Cheated Death Seven Times, Then Won the Lottery

Staci Lehman October 23, 2013 11

Depending on how you look at it, Frane Selak, a now 85 year old retired music teacher from Croatia, is either the luckiest, or unluckiest man in the world, having lived a life that

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Did Newton Really Have an Apple Fall on His Head, Inspiring Him to Come Up with His Theory on Gravity?

Did Newton Really Have an Apple Fall on His Head, Inspiring Him to Come Up with His Theory on Gravity?

Emily Upton October 22, 2013 4

Kerry asks: Did an apple really fall on Newton’s head? In grade school you probably learned Newton’s apple story around the time you learned that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, that people

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Why Buffalo Wings Are Called That

Why Buffalo Wings Are Called That

Emily Upton October 21, 2013 6

Today I found out why buffalo wings are called that. Unsurprisingly, neither the origin of the name nor the food item itself have anything to do with actual buffalo, nor American Bison which many

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Grape-Nuts Contain Neither Grapes Nor Nuts

Grape-Nuts Contain Neither Grapes Nor Nuts

Emily Upton October 18, 2013 2

Today I found out that Grape-Nuts cereal contains neither grapes nor nuts. Grape-Nuts is a wheat and barley cereal developed by C.W. Post in 1897, and it has actually made some interesting contributions to

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Do Earwigs Really Lay Eggs in Your Ears?

Do Earwigs Really Lay Eggs in Your Ears?

Melissa October 17, 2013 14

Nathan asks: Do earwigs really burrow into your brain and lay eggs? Let me just say I hate earwigs. Small, slimy-looking, fast moving, and always popping out of some dark place when I least

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The Four Pests Campaign

The Four Pests Campaign

Melissa October 16, 2013 2

After decades of war, civil and otherwise, in the 1950s the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was eager to create the communist utopia promised by Marx and Engels a century before. Among the many

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The End of Hitler’s Family Line – The Pact Between the Sons of Hitler’s Nephew Never to Have Children

The End of Hitler’s Family Line – The Pact Between the Sons of Hitler’s Nephew Never to Have Children

Terynn Boulton October 15, 2013 30

Today I found out the fate of the survival of Hitler’s bloodline rests in the hands of just five family members: the two sons (Peter Raubal and Heiner Hochegger) of Adolf Hitler’s half-sister Angela

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The Man Who Created James Bond Also Wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Man Who Created James Bond Also Wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Emily Upton October 14, 2013 2

Today I found out the man who gave the world one of the most enduring fictional characters of all time, James Bond, also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The man was Ian Fleming. Born

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When Lincoln Was Almost Assassinated Nine Months Before He was Assassinated

When Lincoln Was Almost Assassinated Nine Months Before He was Assassinated

Melissa October 11, 2013 6

In August 1864, the Sixteenth President of the United States of America was nearly assassinated about nine months before he was actually assassinated. This is the story. The Soldier’s Home Throughout the Civil War

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“Beam Me Up Scotty” was Never Said in the Original Star Trek

“Beam Me Up Scotty” was Never Said in the Original Star Trek

Karl Smallwood October 10, 2013 21

Just like when we told you, Sherlock Holmes never said, “Elementary, my dear Watson“, today we’re going to blow your mind by telling that nowhere, in the entirety of the original Star Trek, were

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What is in Worcestershire Sauce and Why is It Called That?

What is in Worcestershire Sauce and Why is It Called That?

Karl Smallwood October 9, 2013 20

Karla asks: What exactly is Worcestershire sauce? Worcestershire sauce, sometimes known as “Worcester sauce” is a savoury sauce that is often added to meat and fish dishes or, if you like your alcoholic beverages,

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Hollywood Medical Myths Part 3: You Should Put a Bite Block in the Mouth of Someone Having a Seizure

Hollywood Medical Myths Part 3: You Should Put a Bite Block in the Mouth of Someone Having a Seizure

Scott October 8, 2013 13

Hollywood Medical Myths Part 3: You should put a bite block in the mouth of someone having a seizure. Seizures seem to be an ailment that befalls numerous actors in everything from movies to

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The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

Emily Upton October 7, 2013 5

Today I found out that the first man to walk in space almost got stuck out there. That lucky individual was Alexei Leonov, who was born in the Soviet Union on May 30, 1934.

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Mind Control: From the Inside Out

Mind Control: From the Inside Out

Melissa October 4, 2013 4

The term “mind control” conjures up visions of someone manipulating people from the outside, such as an evil, brainwashing scientist or a supernatural being that takes dominion of a person just with the power

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The Origin and Meanings of 9 Pirate Words and Expressions (Our First YouTube Video)

The Origin and Meanings of 9 Pirate Words and Expressions (Our First YouTube Video)

Daven Hiskey October 3, 2013 5

After years of having it on the “To-Do” list, we’re officially launching our YouTube Channel with this as our debut video. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to make sure you don’t miss future TodayIFoundOut

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Medical Oddities Part 2: You Can Brew Beer In Your Digestive Tract

Medical Oddities Part 2: You Can Brew Beer In Your Digestive Tract

Scott October 2, 2013 4

For part 1 of this series, see: How Pilates Caused a Woman’s Body to “Swallow” Her Breast Imagine- your wife begins to think you’re a closet alcoholic, so she purchases a breathalyzer to test

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The Secret Message Hidden in Abraham Lincoln’s Pocket Watch

The Secret Message Hidden in Abraham Lincoln’s Pocket Watch

Emily Upton October 1, 2013 18

Today I found out about the secret message hidden in Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch. On the surface, it could be any other high-end watch from the mid-1800s. Inside, however, amidst the cogs and gears,

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