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The Dogs Aboard the Titanic

The Dogs Aboard the Titanic

Eddie Deezen February 13, 2013 1

On April 15, 1912, the legendary, ill-fated ship RMS Titanic sank. It remains, to this day, the most famous disaster in maritime history.  There were approximately 2,223 passengers aboard the ship, of which 1,502

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The Way a Soldier’s Horse is Portrayed in an Equestrian Statue Has Nothing to Do With How The Soldier Died

The Way a Soldier’s Horse is Portrayed in an Equestrian Statue Has Nothing to Do With How The Soldier Died

Daven Hiskey February 12, 2013 6

Myth: The way a soldier’s horse is portrayed in an equestrian statue indicates how the soldier died. This myth, perpetuated by many a tourist guide the world over, simply isn’t true. (Not unlike how

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Does Eye Black Actually Do Anything?

Does Eye Black Actually Do Anything?

Scott February 11, 2013 6

Steven asks: Does eye-black do anything or do people just think it does? For those that don’t know “eye black” is the substance used to make the dark markings athletes place under their eyes

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Origin of the Phrase “Run Amok”

Origin of the Phrase “Run Amok”

Daven Hiskey February 7, 2013 7

If like me, you ever found yourself using the phrase “run amok” and began wondering, “What’s an ‘amok’?” look no further, because here’s your answer. For those not familiar, today the phrase “run amok”

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How Groundhog Day Got Started

How Groundhog Day Got Started

Daven Hiskey February 5, 2013 2

Gracen asks: How did the tradition of predicting weather by checking to see if a rodent did or didn’t see their shadow get its start? Like so many holiday traditions, the origins and progression

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Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 1: Direct Pressure

Top 5 First Aid Tricks Everyone Should Know, Part 1: Direct Pressure

Scott February 4, 2013 5

In my profession as a paramedic / firefighter one question repeatedly gets asked of me- “What are some simple first aid tricks to know in case of an emergency?” As such, I thought it

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The Tale of the Man Who Nearly Drowned While Falling from the Sky

The Tale of the Man Who Nearly Drowned While Falling from the Sky

Daven Hiskey January 29, 2013 5

The man was Lt. Col William Rankin.  How did he almost drown in the sky?  In 1959, while ejecting from his F-8 Crusader at 47,000 ft (14,325 meters) and at a speed of Mach

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What Causes Baldness

What Causes Baldness

Scott January 28, 2013 4

Have you ever looked at the shiny dome of your grandfather and wondered, “Should I start stocking up on head wax soon?” Statistically at age 30 you will have a 30% chance of going

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The Difference Between Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins, and Other Turtle Facts

The Difference Between Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins, and Other Turtle Facts

Noreen January 25, 2013 6

All three animals come under the class of reptiles, in the taxonomic order of Testudines or Chelonia (which comes from the Greek word ‘kelone’, meaning interlocking shields or armor). They all have the major characteristics

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Why Nails on Your Fingers and Toes Grow at Different Rates

Why Nails on Your Fingers and Toes Grow at Different Rates

Scott January 24, 2013 10

Aaron asks: Why don’t fingernails grow at the same rate? The short answer is that there is no 100% definitive known reason as to why nails grow at different rates. However, there is a

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The Difference Between Kosher Salt and Table Salt

The Difference Between Kosher Salt and Table Salt

Daven Hiskey January 23, 2013 12

Mushyrulez asks: What’s the difference between Kosher salt and table salt? In truth, not much.  The primary ingredient to both, not surprisingly, is sodium chloride.  In fact, the U.S. government requires that any food-grade

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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 13

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 42

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 10

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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