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Julius Caesar was Once Kidnapped by Pirates Who Demanded a Ransom of 20 Talents of Silver, Caesar Insisted They Ask for 50

Julius Caesar was Once Kidnapped by Pirates Who Demanded a Ransom of 20 Talents of Silver, Caesar Insisted They Ask for 50

Daven Hiskey January 14, 2012 6

Today I found out Julius Caesar was once kidnapped by pirates and convinced them to up their ransom demand. A 25 year old Julius Caesar was sailing the Aegean Sea when he was kidnapped

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Both Cats and Dogs can See Color

Both Cats and Dogs can See Color

Daven Hiskey January 12, 2012 10

Myth: Cats and dogs can only see in black and white The myth that cats and dogs are fully colorblind has been around for quite some time, despite the fact that it has been

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The Difference Between The UK, England, And Great Britain

The Difference Between The UK, England, And Great Britain

Scott January 10, 2012 20

Today I found out the difference between The United Kingdom, England, and Great Britain. The actual name of the sovereign state we are talking about is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern

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The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

The Big Dipper is Not a Constellation

Samantha January 9, 2012 2

Myth: The “Big Dipper” is a constellation. In fact, the Big Dipper is an asterism.  A constellation is an officially recognized group of stars as defined by the International Astronomical Union. Constellations are used

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The Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard

The Origin of the QWERTY Keyboard

Samantha January 7, 2012 10

Today I found out the origin of the QWERTY keyboard. The first typewriter was introduced to the United States in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes. His first attempt to build a typing device consisted

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What Causes Headaches

What Causes Headaches

Scott January 7, 2012 0

Today I found out what causes headaches. There are approximately 200 different types of headaches, classified in two main groups: primary and secondary. There are in the neighborhood of 42 types of primary headaches

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Two Men Murdered 15 People Over the Course of a Year in Order to Sell the Bodies as Cadavers for College Students to Dissect

Two Men Murdered 15 People Over the Course of a Year in Order to Sell the Bodies as Cadavers for College Students to Dissect

Daven Hiskey January 4, 2012 1

Today I found out about William Burke and William Hare: two men who murdered 15 people (though sold 16 bodies overall) over the course of a year to make extra money, selling the bodies

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What the Largest Body Parts On Record Are

What the Largest Body Parts On Record Are

Scott January 2, 2012 3

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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Tootsie Roll Industries Never Gave Away a Prize if the Wrapper of a Tootsie Pop Had a Native American Boy Shooting a Star

Tootsie Roll Industries Never Gave Away a Prize if the Wrapper of a Tootsie Pop Had a Native American Boy Shooting a Star

Samantha January 2, 2012 10

Myth: Tootsie Roll Industries used to give away prizes if the wrapper of a tootsie roll pop had a Native American boy shooting a star. Children all over the world have whipped wrappers off

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Top Today I Found Out Posts of 2011

Top Today I Found Out Posts of 2011

Daven Hiskey January 1, 2012 1

Today I found out was started two years ago on January 1st, 2010.  The first year the site was viewed by over four million people worldwide with the best month of the year coming

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What Causes Strokes

What Causes Strokes

Scott December 31, 2011 7

Today I found out what causes a stroke. A stroke, known in the medical field as a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or brain attack, is more or less a “heart attack” for the brain. 

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Last Chance to Vote in the “Best Site of 2011″ Contest

Last Chance to Vote in the “Best Site of 2011″ Contest

Daven Hiskey December 31, 2011 0

Voting for the AllMyFaves “Best Site of 2011″ contest ends at midnight tonight (12/31).  Today I Found Out is currently in second place under Education just 45 votes behind the leader.  It’s also currently

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Scorpions Can Live for as Much as a Year Without Eating

Scorpions Can Live for as Much as a Year Without Eating

Scott December 29, 2011 3

Today I found out scorpions can survive as much as a year without eating. Scorpions are amazing little creatures. With almost two thousand known species found on six of the seven continents, these arthropods

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The Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket

The Difference Between a Coffin and a Casket

Samantha December 28, 2011 2

Today I found out the difference between a coffin and a casket. The words coffin and casket are often used interchangeably to describe a box used to bury a dead body in.  Although the

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“Billy the Kid’s” Real Name was Not William H. Bonney

“Billy the Kid’s” Real Name was Not William H. Bonney

Samantha December 27, 2011 12

Myth: Billy the Kid’s real name was William H. Bonney William H. Bonny is actually another alias of Billy the Kid, used during the height of his notoriety, but it is not generally considered

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Koalas Are Not a Type of Bear

Koalas Are Not a Type of Bear

Daven Hiskey December 25, 2011 11

Koala “bears” aren’t a type of bear at all, as it turns out, and their non-scientific name doesn’t include “bear” on the end, as is commonly spoken outside of Australia by the English speaking

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It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

It’s a Wonderful Life was Based on a “Christmas Card” Short Story by Philip Van Doren Stern

Daven Hiskey December 23, 2011 2

Today I found out It’s a Wonderful Life was based on a “Christmas Card” short story by Philip Van Doren Stern, which was originally sent out to around 200 of Stern’s friends and family

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Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Conan O’Brien Spent Two Years as a Writer and Producer of the Simpsons

Daven Hiskey December 22, 2011 5

Today I found out that Conan O’Brien spent two years as a writer and producer of The Simpsons before replacing Letterman as the host of Late Night. After becoming burnt out working at Saturday

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