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The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe’s Nude Calendar

The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe’s Nude Calendar

Eddie Deezen January 23, 2013 2

It was 1949, then as now, countless thousands of young actresses in Hollywood were unemployed.  Many give up the struggle.  Others take a wrong turn and make decisions they will later regret. A certain

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Does Mountain Dew Really Lower Sperm Count?

Does Mountain Dew Really Lower Sperm Count?

Scott January 22, 2013 12

Tristan asks: Does Mountain Dew kill sperm? Tristan- If you’re thinking that a 3 pack of condoms costs around $5 and Mountain Dew is only $1.99 for the 2-liter, so why not save yourself

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The Deadly London Smog of 1952

The Deadly London Smog of 1952

Adam January 22, 2013 0

This is a guest post by Adam Kutner. (more on Adam at the bottom) Today I found out about a shocking weather incident that happened in London not very long ago. In December of

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20 Interesting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

20 Interesting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Facts

List25 January 18, 2013 20

This is a guest post by List25.com. 1) His name was originally Michael, not Martin.  His father was also Michael King, hence why Martin Luther King Jr. was originally named Michael King Jr.  However,

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One of Today I Found Out’s Authors Just Released a Book

One of Today I Found Out’s Authors Just Released a Book

Daven Hiskey January 17, 2013 0

Just a quick plug for one of the authors here at Today I Found Out, Samantha. She has published her first book, A Game Worth Watching, which is only $3.99 and is also available

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The Man Who was a Dwarf and Later a Giant

The Man Who was a Dwarf and Later a Giant

Daven Hiskey January 15, 2013 3

The man was Adam Rainer born in Graz, Austria sometime in 1899 (the exact date isn’t known). Rainer’s parents were neither tall nor short for the time, with his father measuring in at 5

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Why Hair Turns Gray

Why Hair Turns Gray

Scott January 15, 2013 7

Anyone who has watched a President through their term in office knows stress might be a cause for gray hair; the stress/graying hair effect is particularly notable in President Obama. If you have teenagers,

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Why Salt Preserves Meat

Why Salt Preserves Meat

Daven Hiskey January 9, 2013 4

Today I found out why salt preserves meat. While today salting meat as a method of preservation is generally only commonly used in such things as salted pork and the like, salt has been

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Fire Hydrant Colors Actually Mean Something

Fire Hydrant Colors Actually Mean Something

Scott January 9, 2013 17

One of the first challenges that firefighters face when they arrive at a fire is finding a suitable water source that provides enough water for the type of fire they are fighting. Common sense

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The Origin of “Port” and “Starboard”

The Origin of “Port” and “Starboard”

Daven Hiskey January 8, 2013 17

Today I found out how “port” and “starboard” became the commonly used terms for “left” (port) and “right” (starboard) on a ship. We’ve all been there.  You step on a ship and everything suddenly

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Is Aloe Vera Really Good For Your Skin?

Is Aloe Vera Really Good For Your Skin?

Scott January 3, 2013 1

From Andrew- Is Aloe Vera really good for your skin? Well Andrew, that’s a very good question, but the answer depends on who you ask. There are any number of naturopathic healers who swear

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Chicken Pox Is A Form Of Herpes

Chicken Pox Is A Form Of Herpes

Scott January 3, 2013 2

Jeane asks: A friend told me Chickenpox is a form of Herpes.  Is this true? Yes Jeane, Chickenpox is one form of a Herpes Virus. Most of us are familiar with the 2 sexually

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How the Calorie Content of Food is Determined

How the Calorie Content of Food is Determined

Scott January 2, 2013 13

Ken J. asks: How is the calorie content in food determined? First, let’s make sure everybody here understands what a calorie is. A calorie is just a measurement of energy- the amount of energy

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How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

How the Momentous “Rock Around the Clock” Song Nearly Never Was

Eddie Deezen January 2, 2013 1

Contrary to popular belief, “Rock Around the Clock” was not the first Rock ‘n’ Roll record to be recorded.  In fact, it wasn’t even Bill Haley’s first Rock record.  “Rock Around the Clock” was,

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Top Today I Found Out Posts of 2012

Top Today I Found Out Posts of 2012

Daven Hiskey January 1, 2013 0

Today I found out was started three years ago on January 1, 2010.  In that span about 20 million people have visited the site with around 7.2 million of those people visiting at least

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Ernest Borgnine Facts

Ernest Borgnine Facts

Eddie Deezen December 31, 2012 5

As someone who’s been lucky enough to work in movies and is a gigantically huge movie fan on top of that, I was saddened this last July by the death of the great Ernest

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The People Who Can’t “See” Faces

The People Who Can’t “See” Faces

Daven Hiskey December 31, 2012 8

The condition is known as “prosopagnosia” / “facial agnosia”, or in less medical terms: “face blindness”. (“Prosopagnosia” actually literally means: “face ignorance”.  “prosopon” = “face”, “agnosia” = “not knowing” or “ignorance”). Once thought to

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The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

The Johnny Cash Song “A Boy Named Sue” was Written by Shel Silverstein

Daven Hiskey December 27, 2012 1

Today I found out the Johnny Cash song “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein. The song was originally inspired by a friend of Silverstein’s, Jean Shepherd (noted writer, actor, radio personality,

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