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There is a Protozoa that has Seven Sexes

There is a Protozoa that has Seven Sexes

Julia May 10, 2011 2

Today I Found Out that there is a protozoa that has seven sexes. This organism is known as Tetrahymena thermophila.  They are species of ciliate protozoa, common in fresh-water. They are also known for

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The “Luckiest” Building in Silicon Valley

The “Luckiest” Building in Silicon Valley

Julia May 5, 2011 3

Today I Found Out that 165 University Avenue, Palo Alto, California is generally considered the “luckiest” building in Silicon Valley to rent as a startup company. Located near Stanford University, 165 University Avenue has

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Babies Remember Music Heard In the Womb for Up to a Year

Babies Remember Music Heard In the Womb for Up to a Year

Julia May 5, 2011 2

Today I Found Out that babies are able to remember melodies they hear while inside the womb for up to a year. Recent research at the University of Leicester demonstrated that babies showed a

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The World’s Largest Item On A Menu Is Camel Stuffed with Lamb which has Been Stuffed with Chickens which has Been Stuffed with Fish or Eggs

The World’s Largest Item On A Menu Is Camel Stuffed with Lamb which has Been Stuffed with Chickens which has Been Stuffed with Fish or Eggs

Julia May 4, 2011 6

Today I Found Out that the largest item on a menu in the world is whole camel which is often stuffed with a lamb which has been stuffed with chickens which has been stuffed

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Why Bathing Was Uncommon in Medieval Europe

Why Bathing Was Uncommon in Medieval Europe

Julia May 3, 2011 33

Today I Found Out that why bathing was uncommon in Medieval Europe. Before the Middle Ages, public baths were very common, as was the general public regularly taking time to bathe in one way

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Newborn Babies Will Cry Without Tears Until They are Several Weeks Old

Newborn Babies Will Cry Without Tears Until They are Several Weeks Old

Julia May 3, 2011 10

Today I Found Out newborn babies cry without tears until they are several weeks old. Newborn babies are incapable of producing actual tears because their tear ducts haven’t fully formed yet. In many cases,

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The Pyramids of Giza Were Originally White

The Pyramids of Giza Were Originally White

Daven Hiskey April 29, 2011 10

Today I Found Out the pyramids of Giza were originally white. When the pyramids were originally finished, they were plated in and outer layer of  white “casing stones”.  These casing stones were cut with

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In 1899 Ninety Percent of New York City’s Taxi Cabs Were Electric Vehicles

In 1899 Ninety Percent of New York City’s Taxi Cabs Were Electric Vehicles

Daven Hiskey April 28, 2011 11

Today I Found Out in 1899 ninety percent of New York City’s taxi cabs were electric vehicles.  This fleet of electric cars was built by the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company of Philadelphia.  Not

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Ben Franklin Developed a List of 13 Virtues That He Lived His Life By

Ben Franklin Developed a List of 13 Virtues That He Lived His Life By

Daven Hiskey April 28, 2011 12

Today I Found Out that Benjamin Franklin, through extensive study of the world’s major religions and various moral codes, came up with a list of thirteen main virtues that he felt every person should

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Killer Whales Are Actually Dolphins

Killer Whales Are Actually Dolphins

Daven Hiskey April 26, 2011 9

Today I Found Out “Killer Whales”, or Orcas, are actually dolphins.  In fact, they are the largest member of the dolphin family, Delphinidae. Now strictly speaking, whales are marine animals of the order of

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Today I Found Out is Now Available on the Kindle

Today I Found Out is Now Available on the Kindle

Daven Hiskey April 21, 2011 2

Today I Found Out is now available on the Amazon Kindle.  If you’re interested in getting the Kindle Edition of Today I Found Out, go here to subscribe: Today I Found Out Kindle Edition

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What Happens if a Cat’s Whiskers Are Damaged or Clipped

What Happens if a Cat’s Whiskers Are Damaged or Clipped

Julia April 21, 2011 20

Today I Found Out what happens if a cat’s whiskers are damaged or clipped. It turns out, cat’s whiskers are an essential sensory mechanism. Damage a cat’s whiskers and it will cause them not

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How Decaffeinated Coffee Is Made

How Decaffeinated Coffee Is Made

Julia April 21, 2011 16

Today I found how caffeine is removed from coffee to produce the decaffeinated version of the world’s most popular drink. There are several different methods used that can make coffee relatively decaffeinated. The drawback

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The Guy Who Did the Voice for Optimus Prime Also Did the Voice for Eeyore and Was the First Person to Voice Nintendo’s Mario

The Guy Who Did the Voice for Optimus Prime Also Did the Voice for Eeyore and Was the First Person to Voice Nintendo’s Mario

Daven Hiskey April 18, 2011 1

Today I Found Out the guy who did the voice for Optimus Prime also did the voice for Eeyore, in the Winnie-the-Pooh series, and was the first person to voice Nintendo’s Mario character. The

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There is Nothing That Comes After Once, Twice, Thrice

There is Nothing That Comes After Once, Twice, Thrice

Daven Hiskey April 14, 2011 11

Today I Found Out there is nothing that comes after the sequence “once, twice, thrice”. Interestingly, even though these words are roughly equivalent, differing only in the numeric value they refer to, it is

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How One-Way Mirrors Work

How One-Way Mirrors Work

Daven Hiskey April 13, 2011 4

Today I Found Out how one-way mirrors work (also known as “two-sided” mirrors). Interestingly, there is no such thing as a true one way mirror.  This would actually violate the laws of physics (for

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‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

Daven Hiskey April 11, 2011 6

Today I Found Out that ‘Uncle Sam’ was a real person- Samuel Wilson, born September 13th, 1766 and died on July 31st, 1854. In 1789, Wilson and his brother Ebeneezer moved to Troy New

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An Encyclopedia Finished in 1408 That Contained Nearly One Million Pages

An Encyclopedia Finished in 1408 That Contained Nearly One Million Pages

Daven Hiskey April 6, 2011 4

Today I Found Out about an encyclopedia finished in 1408 that contained nearly one million pages.  This particular encyclopedia was called the “永樂大典”, which translates to “The Great Canon of the Yongle Era”; today

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