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The Town of Buford, Wyoming Was Sold On Ebay For $900,000

The Town of Buford, Wyoming Was Sold On Ebay For $900,000

Noreen November 30, 2012 0

Text Version: Considered one of the nation’s smallest towns, Buford is located in southeastern Wyoming between Cheyenne and Laramie on the Interstate 80 and consists of 10 acres with a convenience store, gas station,

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Nowhere In The Bible Does It Say That Three Wise Men Visited Jesus after His Birth

Nowhere In The Bible Does It Say That Three Wise Men Visited Jesus after His Birth

Noreen November 30, 2012 12

Text Version: You’ve probably heard about the 3 wise men who visited Jesus, just after his birth. However, it was Bible scholars who came up with the number 3. Nowhere in the Bible does

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Tootsie Rolls Were Added To Soldiers Field Rations During World War II

Tootsie Rolls Were Added To Soldiers Field Rations During World War II

Noreen November 29, 2012 2

Text Version: The Tootsie Roll was invented by Leo Hirschfeld in 1896. He named the candy after his daughter’s nickname, Clara “Tootsie” Hirschfeld. During World War II, the Tootsie Roll candy was added to

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The Voice Of The Jolly Green Giant

The Voice Of The Jolly Green Giant

Noreen November 29, 2012 0

Text Version: The voice behind the Jolly Green Giant’s “Ho, Ho, Ho” in the commercials for General Mills is Elmer Dresslar Jr. He was born on March 25, 1925 and died October 16, 2005.

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When The Call Sign ‘Air Force One’  Was First Used

When The Call Sign ‘Air Force One’ Was First Used

Noreen November 28, 2012 0

Text Version: The call sign “Air Force One” was first used when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office in 1953. There was an incident during one of President Eisenhower’s flights where the aircraft he

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The Number Four

The Number Four

Noreen November 28, 2012 1

Text Version: The number 4 is the only number in which the number of the letters used to spell the number FOUR are the same as the meaning of its name

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Charlie Chaplin’s Body Was Once Stolen and Ransomed

Charlie Chaplin’s Body Was Once Stolen and Ransomed

Noreen November 27, 2012 0

Text Version: Just three months after his death, Charlie Chaplin’s body was stolen on Christmas day in 1977, by two mechanics. They thought they could get money from his family in exchange for his

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“General” Custer Wasn’t Actually a General During His “Last Stand”

“General” Custer Wasn’t Actually a General During His “Last Stand”

Noreen November 27, 2012 0

Text Version: We all know George Armstrong Custer as “General Custer”. However, he was only a General for a brief period after being given a field promotion at the age of 23 to “Brigadier

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Burger King Had To Change Their Name To Operate In Australia

Burger King Had To Change Their Name To Operate In Australia

Noreen November 27, 2012 2

Text Version: If you were to go to Australia and get a craving for food from Burger King, you’ll have to go to a fast food chain called “Hungry Jack’s”. This is because, when

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President Thomas Jefferson Once Wore Pajamas When Meeting With A British Minister

President Thomas Jefferson Once Wore Pajamas When Meeting With A British Minister

Noreen November 27, 2012 0

Text Version: President Thomas Jefferson was never a fan of formal affairs, and was often reported to have worn his pajamas while meeting with Foreign dignitaries. On one such occasion, when meeting with British

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Where The Word Vodka Came From

Where The Word Vodka Came From

Noreen November 25, 2012 0

Text Version: Vodka comes from the Russian word for “water,” which is “Voda.” Poland likes to brag about how their Vodka is older than Russia’s Vodka, dating it back to the 8th century, where

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Where The Famous Yahoo Yodel Comes From

Where The Famous Yahoo Yodel Comes From

Noreen November 23, 2012 1

Text Version: We’ve all heard of Yahoo and have probably seen their commercials and heard the famous yodel “Yahoooooo!” The famous yodel comes from Wylie Gustafson. He made the yodel for Yahoo in 1996

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Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

Cats Can’t Taste Sweets

Noreen November 22, 2012 0

Text Version: Humans enjoy five or more different tastes namely:  sour, bitter, salty, umami (associated with meat), and sweet. We can taste sweet things thanks to two proteins generated by two separate genes.  Cats,

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The Longest Living Mammal On The Planet

The Longest Living Mammal On The Planet

Noreen November 21, 2012 0

Text Version: The Bowhead Whale is also known as the Arctic whale, because it lives only in Arctic waters unlike other whales that migrate to feed. The Bowhead whale is by far the longest

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3 Interesting Nobel Prize Facts

3 Interesting Nobel Prize Facts

Noreen November 21, 2012 1

Text Version: - The average age of a Nobel Peace prize recipient is 62 years old. The oldest recipient was Joseph Rotblat, he was 87 years old when he received his Nobel Peace prize

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Why Fingernails Grow Up To Four Times Faster Than Your Toenails.

Why Fingernails Grow Up To Four Times Faster Than Your Toenails.

Noreen November 20, 2012 2

Text Version: The growth rate of your fingernails (and toenails) is related to the length of the outermost finger bones. Which is why your middle finger grows faster than that of your pinkey or

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The First Music CD Ever Released In The United States.

The First Music CD Ever Released In The United States.

Noreen November 20, 2012 0

Text Version: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” Album was the first CD ever released in the United States. Bruce Springsteen began recording the album in January 1982 and didn’t finish it until March

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How The Sport Of Basketball Got Started

How The Sport Of Basketball Got Started

Noreen November 19, 2012 1

Text Version: A Canadian by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of Basketball. Born on November 6, 1861, Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to Springfield, Massachusetts in the

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