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What the Largest Body Parts On Record Are

What the Largest Body Parts On Record Are

Scott January 2, 2012 6

Today I found out who has had the largest human body parts. (the G rated version) Have you ever been walking down the road and you see the human Dumbo, mixed with a Pinocchio,

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The “57″ in “57 Varieties of Heinz” Has No Real Meaning

The “57″ in “57 Varieties of Heinz” Has No Real Meaning

Daven Hiskey December 17, 2011 2

Today I found out the “57″ in “57 Varieties of Heinz” has no real meaning; it’s just a lucky number. By 1892, H.J. Heinz Company had grown from a small company selling horseradish in

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The Difference Between Cement And Concrete

The Difference Between Cement And Concrete

Scott December 5, 2011 1

Today I found out the difference between Cement and Concrete. In general terms, the word cement refers to any kind of binder that tightly holds other materials together. Concrete, on the other hand, is

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Fortune Cookies Were Invented in Japan, Not China

Fortune Cookies Were Invented in Japan, Not China

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2011 4

Today I found out fortune cookies were invented in Japan, not China or America. The commonly held notion that they were invented in China typically comes from the fact that they are primarily served

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The Development of the Video Game “Pong” was a Training Exercise for a New Gaming Developer at Atari and Wasn’t Originally Intended to Be Released

The Development of the Video Game “Pong” was a Training Exercise for a New Gaming Developer at Atari and Wasn’t Originally Intended to Be Released

Daven Hiskey December 1, 2011 6

Today I found out “Pong” was originally meant only as a training exercise for a new gaming developer at Atari, Allan Alcorn, and wasn’t intended to be released as a consumer product. When Alcorn

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Keanu Reeves’ First Name is Pronounced “Kay-ah-noo” Not “Key-ah-noo”

Keanu Reeves’ First Name is Pronounced “Kay-ah-noo” Not “Key-ah-noo”

Daven Hiskey November 30, 2011 3

Today I found out Keanu Reeves’ first name is pronounced “Kay-ah-noo”, not “Key-ah-Noo”. That isn’t the only misconception surrounding his name. The name itself means “the coolness”, but is often incorrectly said to mean

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The Holiday Season Has the Lowest Suicide Rate of Any Time of the Year, Not the Highest

The Holiday Season Has the Lowest Suicide Rate of Any Time of the Year, Not the Highest

Daven Hiskey November 29, 2011 7

Today I found out the holiday season has the lowest suicide rate of any time of the year, not the highest. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the holiday season actually

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Alcohol Doesn’t Really “Cook Out” of Food in Most Cases

Alcohol Doesn’t Really “Cook Out” of Food in Most Cases

Daven Hiskey November 28, 2011 26

Today I found out alcohol does not “cook out” of food in most cases.  The myth that alcohol does all cook out stems from the fact that alcohol has a much lower boiling point

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Bubble Wrap was Originally Designed to Be Used as Wallpaper

Bubble Wrap was Originally Designed to Be Used as Wallpaper

Daven Hiskey November 23, 2011 5

Today I found out bubble wrap was originally designed to be used as wallpaper. Bubble Wrap was invented by two engineers Al Fielding and Swiss inventor Marc Chavannes in Hawthorne, N.J. in 1957.  The

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What the Company Name “3M” Stands For

What the Company Name “3M” Stands For

Daven Hiskey November 21, 2011 2

Today I found out what the company name “3M” stands for. While today 3M makes a variety of products from medical and office supplies to electronic circuitry, in 1902 they started out as a

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The Youngest Person to Give Birth Was Only 5 Years Old

The Youngest Person to Give Birth Was Only 5 Years Old

Scott October 22, 2011 34

Today I found out that the youngest person to ever become pregnant and give birth was only 5 years old! Lina Medina was born on September 27th, 1933 in Ticrapo, Peru. At age 5,

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How the Digital Lines on a Televised NFL Game Work

How the Digital Lines on a Televised NFL Game Work

Scott October 18, 2011 6

Today I found out how the lines projected on the field during a televised football game work. What is happening behind the scenes of this seemingly simple line projection is actually quite complex.  Putting

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Every Possible State of a Standard Rubik’s Cube can Be Solved in 20 Moves or Less

Every Possible State of a Standard Rubik’s Cube can Be Solved in 20 Moves or Less

Scott October 12, 2011 1

Today I found out that all 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 positions of a standard Rubik’s Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less. Anyone who is serious about solving a Rubik’s Cube uses some sort of algorithm,

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How Jake Brakes Work

How Jake Brakes Work

Scott October 7, 2011 4

Today I found out how a Jake Brake works (also known as “Jacobs Engine Brake” or “compression release brake”). For those who don’t know, a “Jake Brake” is what makes that machine-gun like noise

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There Once was a Man Hit on the Head By A Falling Baby, Twice!

There Once was a Man Hit on the Head By A Falling Baby, Twice!

Scott September 27, 2011 1

Today I found out there once was a man was hit on the head by a falling baby… twice! According to Time Magazine (Miscellany, Oct. 17, 1938), the year of the first event was

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How Trick Candles Work

How Trick Candles Work

Scott September 12, 2011 6

Today I found out how trick candles work. There is nothing more humorous then seeing a person become woozy and light-headed at a feeble attempt to blow out candles that fight back! Candles themselves

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How Rum is Made

How Rum is Made

Daven Hiskey August 31, 2011 2

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diageo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Today I found out how rum is made. Rum was once used as a medium

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The Rule of 72

The Rule of 72

Daven Hiskey August 30, 2011 2

Today I found out about the Rule of 72, which is a very easy way to calculate in your head how long it will take to double your money or debt based on a

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