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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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The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

The Leonardo DiCaprio Haircut That Had the Taliban in a Rage

Eddie Deezen September 24, 2012 25

Today I found out about the Leonardo DiCaprio haircut that had the Taliban in a rage. Titanic was released in December of 1997.  Many Hollywood insiders and naysayers predicted doom for the film.  After

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Where Did the Phrase “Take a Gander” Come From?

Where Did the Phrase “Take a Gander” Come From?

Eddie Deezen September 22, 2012 1

S.Belsky asks: Where did the phrase “take a gander” come from? What the hell is a “gander” and why would I want to take it? As you are no doubt aware, but for those

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Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

Daven Hiskey September 21, 2012 0

As announced about two weeks ago when I posted the email subscription contest, I’m switching up the way email subscriptions are handled and today should be the last time the old email subscription system

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Why Doctors Have Men “Turn Their Heads and Cough” During Physicals

Why Doctors Have Men “Turn Their Heads and Cough” During Physicals

Daven Hiskey September 19, 2012 4

Today I found out why doctors have men “turn their heads and cough” during a physical. Pretty much all guys have been there at some point or another.  The doctor asks you to drop

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The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

The Guy Who Played Luke Skywalker Has Played the Character of the Joker Longer Than Any Other Actor

Daven Hiskey September 18, 2012 3

Today I found out Mark Hamill currently holds the record for playing the Batman character of “Joker” longer than any other actor and in more spinoffs. “I’ve never seen him play the Joker”, you

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The Male White-Fronted Parrot Vomits in the Female’s Mouth During Their Mating Ritual

The Male White-Fronted Parrot Vomits in the Female’s Mouth During Their Mating Ritual

Daven Hiskey September 15, 2012 8

Today I found out the male White-fronted Parrot will vomit in the female’s mouth during their mating ritual White-fronted Parrots, also known as “White-fronted Amazons” or “Spectacled Amazon Parrots”, begin their mating season around

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The Beatles Were Once Banned from Playing in Israel

The Beatles Were Once Banned from Playing in Israel

Eddie Deezen September 13, 2012 4

Today I found out the Beatles were once banned from playing in Israel until finally in 2008 a formal letter of apology was sent out to the two surviving members and certain relatives of

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Why Do They Call Grandfather Clocks by That Name?

Why Do They Call Grandfather Clocks by That Name?

Eddie Deezen September 12, 2012 9

J.Kaus asks: Why are Grandfather clocks called Grandfather clocks? At first glance, the answer seems obvious. Think about it- when was the last time you saw a grandfather clock in the house of anyone

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It is Possible for a Person’s Muscles and Other Connective Soft Tissues to Turn to Bone

It is Possible for a Person’s Muscles and Other Connective Soft Tissues to Turn to Bone

Daven Hiskey September 11, 2012 17

Today I found out it is possible for your muscles and other connective soft tissues to turn to bone. The condition is known as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) or “Stone Man Syndrome”. It affects

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The Name for the Dwarf Planet Pluto was Suggested by an 11 Year Old Girl

The Name for the Dwarf Planet Pluto was Suggested by an 11 Year Old Girl

Daven Hiskey September 10, 2012 8

Today I found out the name for the dwarf planet Pluto was suggested by an 11 year old girl. The girl was Venetia Burney of Oxford, England.  Venetia’s great uncle, Science Master of Eton

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Abraham Lincoln Established the Secret Service on the Day He was Shot by John Wilkes Booth

Abraham Lincoln Established the Secret Service on the Day He was Shot by John Wilkes Booth

Daven Hiskey September 8, 2012 7

Today I found out Abraham Lincoln established the Secret Service on the day he was shot by John Wilkes Booth. Unfortunately, even had the organization been instituted earlier, it wouldn’t have helped.  The Secret

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Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Kurt Russell Played Minor League Baseball Until an Injury Ended His Career

Daven Hiskey September 7, 2012 3

Today I found out Kurt Russell was a minor league baseball player until an injury ended his career. While the Russell family is mostly known for their acting, “Baseball is really the family business

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The Man Responsible for the Modern Frisbee Design and the “Father of Disc Golf” was Cremated and Had His Ashes Molded Into Frisbees

The Man Responsible for the Modern Frisbee Design and the “Father of Disc Golf” was Cremated and Had His Ashes Molded Into Frisbees

Daven Hiskey September 6, 2012 3

Today I found out the man responsible for the modern Frisbee design and the “Father of Disc Golf” was cremated and had his ashes molded into Frisbees to give to friends and family. While

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The Cotton Candy Making Machine That Made Widely Consumed Cotton Candy Possible was Co-Invented by a Dentist

The Cotton Candy Making Machine That Made Widely Consumed Cotton Candy Possible was Co-Invented by a Dentist

Daven Hiskey September 2, 2012 6

Today I found out the cotton candy making machine was co-invented by a dentist, who  later became the President of the Tennessee State Dental Association. (Coincidence?  I think not!  Wake up Sheeple!). While candy

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Why are Women Called Sluts, Dames, and Broads?

Why are Women Called Sluts, Dames, and Broads?

Daven Hiskey August 31, 2012 13

Rinni asks: Why are women sometimes called “sluts”, “dames”, and “broads”?  Where did these words come from? Origin of the Word “Slut” “Slut” originally didn’t mean at all what it means today.  For instance,

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The United States Doesn’t Have an Official Language

The United States Doesn’t Have an Official Language

Daven Hiskey August 29, 2012 17

Today I found out the United States doesn’t have an official language. President Theodore Roosevelt stated in 1907, “We have room for but one language in this country, and that is the English language,

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