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20 More Amazing Facts

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20 Amazing Facts

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20 More Amazing Quick Facts

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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 496: Nintendo’s name comes from the Japanese name “Nintendou”. Roughly translated “Nin” means “entrusted” and “ten-dou” means “heaven”, so basically “leave luck to heaven”. If this seems a strange name/slogan for Nintendo, […]

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20 Amazing Quick Facts

TIFO Quick Fact 476

TechWizard / Shutterstock.com J. Henning Buchholz / Shutterstock.com SeanPavonePhoto / Shutterstock.com 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 476: “School” comes from the Ancient Greek “skhole”, which meant “leisure or spare time”. Fact 477: A “tittle” is nothing dirty, […]

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25 Amazing Facts

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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 poster woman for “how things were different back in the day” with models and actresses, Marilyn Monroe’s body dimensions according to her tailor were 35 inch […]

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