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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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How Capone Got His Scars, the Joint Chiefs’ Treasonous Plan Rejected by Kennedy, and More, in Yet Another 10 Fascinating Quick Facts

How Capone Got His Scars, the Joint Chiefs’ Treasonous Plan Rejected by Kennedy, and More, in Yet Another 10 Fascinating Quick Facts

Theodoros II December 19, 2014 2

Quick Fact 851: On March 13, 1962, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Lyman Lemnitzer, submitted a proposal to the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, developed by the Joint Chiefs

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The Connection Between Saddam’s and Hitler’s Bunkers, Why Your Friends are Likely to Have More Friends Than You, and More, in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

The Connection Between Saddam’s and Hitler’s Bunkers, Why Your Friends are Likely to Have More Friends Than You, and More, in Yet Another 10 Quick Facts

Theodoros II December 17, 2014 0

Quick Fact 841: If you’ve ever felt like your friends are more popular, happier, and wealthier than you… well, on average, you’re probably right.  This all comes down to something known as the Generalized

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10 Fascinating Quick Facts

10 Fascinating Quick Facts

Theodoros II December 11, 2014 0

Quick Fact 831: A few years ago a man from Singapore became an Internet sensation thanks to his unique name, “Batman bin Suparman” which in English would translate as “Batman son of Suparman.” So

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Yet Another 10 Interesting Quick Facts

Yet Another 10 Interesting Quick Facts

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Quick Fact 821: An Australian man, Don Ritchie, died in 2012 at the age of 86 from cancer. For the final 45 years of his life, he lived across the street from the most

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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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10 More Quick Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

10 More Quick Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Theodoros II October 24, 2014 0

811) 57 year old Remus “Sonny” Graham received the transplanted heart of a 33 year old man who had killed himself named Terry Cottle. Cottle’s wife, Cheryl, had recently decided to leave him. Her

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10 More Fascinating Quick Facts

10 More Fascinating Quick Facts

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801) Nick Offerman, better known as Ron Swanson from the Parks and Recreation TV series, is a professional boat builder and has a side business as a wood craftsman. In 2008, he even released

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9 More Interesting Quick Facts

9 More Interesting Quick Facts

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792: In 2011, a 17 year old Chinese man, Xiao Zheng, made headlines when he purchased an iPad and an iPhone.  Why was this newsworthy?  In order to be able to afford it, he

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Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

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782: At the young age of 15, Jim Carrey began working full time as a janitor to support his family who were living out of a VW van at the time after his father

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30 Random Quick Facts

30 Random Quick Facts

Noreen August 20, 2014 2

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Yet Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

Yet Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

Theodoros II July 18, 2014 2

While just about everybody’s heard of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, there was a lesser known third co-founder of Apple, Ronald Wayne.  Among other things, Wayne designed the first Apple logo. Unfortunately for him,

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11 Interesting World Cup Football Facts

11 Interesting World Cup Football Facts

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Text Version: Quick Fact 761: “Soccer” was once a popular name for Football in Britain in the sport’s earliest days. When the rules for the sport were first being defined, it was named “Association

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The Top 55 Quick Facts of the Year

The Top 55 Quick Facts of the Year

Daven Hiskey June 23, 2014 2

It’s been about a year since we did our last “Top Quick Facts” post here on TodayIFoundOut, so here are 55 of our favorites from all the quick facts we’ve posted since last summer.

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10 Quick Harry Potter Facts

10 Quick Harry Potter Facts

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Bonus Fact From the Archives: Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double through the first six Harry Potter films, David Holmes, was paralyzed from the waist down during the sixth film while practicing a flying scene that

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Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

Theodoros II May 23, 2014 2

Image via Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com Image via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com 741: Golden Globe winner Richard Harris, today perhaps best known for his role as Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films

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10 More Quick Facts

10 More Quick Facts

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Image via Randy Miramontez / Shutterstock.com Image via catwalker / Shutterstock.com Image via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com 731: In 1799, a young boy named Conrad Reed found a 17-pound “rock” while playing at a creek

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Another 10 Random Facts

Another 10 Random Facts

Theodoros II May 9, 2014 4

(Image credit: NASA/ESA) Image via Featureflash / Shutterstock.com 721: The “Hercules beetle” lives in the rainforests of Central and South America and is known for being able to lift more than 850 times its

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