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The Only Victim of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse was a Three Legged Dog

The Only Victim of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse was a Three Legged Dog

Daven Hiskey October 26, 2012 5

Today I found out the only victim of the Tacoma Narrows, “Galloping Gertie”, bridge collapse was a three legged dog. The three legged dog in question was a black Cocker Spaniel left in the

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10 Strange Major League Baseball Feats That Have Only Been Accomplished Once

10 Strange Major League Baseball Feats That Have Only Been Accomplished Once

Eddie Deezen October 24, 2012 11

One of the great things about baseball is that it’s amazing with how many games there are per season, even lifelong fans frequently see things during games that they’ve never seen happen before. With

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The First Gas/Electric Hybrid Vehicle was Invented in 1900

The First Gas/Electric Hybrid Vehicle was Invented in 1900

Daven Hiskey October 23, 2012 0

This post is sponsored by Chucker & Reibach Today I found out the first gas/electric hybrid vehicle was invented in 1900. While hybrid and electric cars are often touted by the media and automobile

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More Daily Posts

More Daily Posts

Daven Hiskey October 22, 2012 0

Starting November 1st, we’ll be trying something a little different on Today I Found Out, more posts per day… a boatload more.  We’ll still have the normal 5-6 regular article / infographic type posts

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Hawaiian Punch was Originally an Ice Cream Topping

Hawaiian Punch was Originally an Ice Cream Topping

Guest October 19, 2012 2

This is a guest post by Stacy Jameson Today I found out Hawaiian Punch was originally supposed to be used as an ice cream topping. The brand was originally “Leo’s Hawaiian Punch” sold under

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Where the Expression “I For One Welcome Our New X Overlords” Came From

Where the Expression “I For One Welcome Our New X Overlords” Came From

Daven Hiskey October 16, 2012 9

Today I found out where the expression “I for one welcome our new X overlords” came from. For those not familiar with this now popular funny meme, the basic idea is to substitute X

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The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

The Mass Murdering Warlord Turned Christian Evangelist Who Was Known as General Butt Naked

Dan Lewis October 15, 2012 10

This is a guest post by Dan Lewis. Dan runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Today

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How Candy Pumpkins and Halloween Helped Change Daylight Saving Time

How Candy Pumpkins and Halloween Helped Change Daylight Saving Time

Dan Lewis October 13, 2012 4

This is a guest post by Dan Lewis. Dan runs the wildly popular daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”). To subscribe to his daily email, click here. Today

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Alcohol Does Not Help Prevent Hypothermia, It Actually Makes It More Likely

Alcohol Does Not Help Prevent Hypothermia, It Actually Makes It More Likely

Daven Hiskey October 9, 2012 8

Myth: drinking alcohol warms your body and can be used to prevent hypothermia. In fact, drinking alcohol helps lower the core temperature of your body.  This myth likely got its start thanks to the

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“Emoticons” is Short for “Emotive Icons”

“Emoticons” is Short for “Emotive Icons”

Guest October 8, 2012 3

This is a guest post contributed by Nissi Unger Today I found out “emoticons” is short for “emotive Icons”. One of the definitions of “emotive”, of course, is “appealing to or expressing emotion”, hence

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Site Maintenance / Server Upgrade

Site Maintenance / Server Upgrade

Daven Hiskey October 6, 2012 1

I’m doing a little website maintenance this weekend, moving Today I Found Out to a more powerful server as the traffic to the site has grown beyond my old dedicated server’s capacity to serve

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Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Steve Jobs’ First Business was Selling Blue Boxes that Allowed Users to Get Free Phone Service Illegally

Daven Hiskey October 5, 2012 10

Today I found out Steve Jobs’ first business was selling “blue boxes” that allowed users to get free phone service illegally. These boxes were designed in 1972 by Jobs’ close friend and future co-founder

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Why Did People Once Think the Moon was Made Out of Cheese?

Why Did People Once Think the Moon was Made Out of Cheese?

Daven Hiskey October 4, 2012 1

Ron asks: Why did people think the Moon was made out of green cheese? Because it was formed in the Milky Way? -badop-ting-… *crickets* In fact, nobody ever thought the Moon was made of

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Today I Found Out Email Subscription Contest Winners

Today I Found Out Email Subscription Contest Winners

Daven Hiskey October 4, 2012 0

The first Today I found out email subscription contest ended October 1st. (If you haven’t already, you can subscribe here to be a part of future contests and get free interesting articles every morning

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How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

How the Marx Brothers Got Their Nicknames

Eddie Deezen October 1, 2012 2

Today I found out four of the five Marx brothers got their nicknames during a poker game. The famed Marx family comedy act was made up of Julius, Adolph, Leonard, Milton, and Herbert Marx.

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Mice Don’t Like Cheese

Mice Don’t Like Cheese

Daven Hiskey September 29, 2012 8

Myth: Mice love cheese and it makes a great bait for mouse traps. In fact, as any pest exterminator or pet shop owner knows, mice don’t really like cheese at all and they’ll even

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The Teenager Who was Executed Twice

The Teenager Who was Executed Twice

Daven Hiskey September 28, 2012 6

Today I found out about a 16 year old sentenced to death who had to have that sentence carried out twice. The teenager was Willie Francis, the youngest of 13 children in a poor

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Origin of the Phrase “Blonde Bombshell”

Origin of the Phrase “Blonde Bombshell”

Eddie Deezen September 25, 2012 5

Today I found out the origin of the phrase “blonde bombshell”. “Blonde bombshell” is often used to describe an exciting, dynamic, sexy woman with blonde hair, particularly blonde celebrity sex symbols.  The expression seems

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