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What the Eight Juices are in V8 Vegetable Juice

What the Eight Juices are in V8 Vegetable Juice

Daven Hiskey December 16, 2010 0

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of StevenHumour.com, Steven. Today I Found Out what the eight juices are in V8 vegetable juice. The included juices in the

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Why Paper Cuts Hurt So Much

Why Paper Cuts Hurt So Much

Daven Hiskey December 15, 2010 7

Today I Found Out why paper cuts hurt so much. The generally accepted reason paper cuts are so painful primarily lies in the fact that you usually get them on your fingers, particularly your

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How Many Licks It Takes to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop

How Many Licks It Takes to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop

Daven Hiskey December 13, 2010 3

Today I Found Out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop. Obviously this depends somewhat on a variety of factors such as the size of

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Al Gore Never Said He Invented the Internet

Al Gore Never Said He Invented the Internet

Daven Hiskey December 10, 2010 8

Myth: Al Gore said he invented the internet. One of the things Al Gore gets made fun of most often in popular media tends to be the misconception that he at one point supposedly

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What Started World War I

What Started World War I

Daven Hiskey December 10, 2010 25

Today I Found Out what started World War I. The commonly held notion that it was started out of outrage over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie at

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How an Etch A Sketch Works

How an Etch A Sketch Works

Daven Hiskey December 8, 2010 3

Today I Found Out how an Etch a Sketch works. An Etch a Sketch is a remarkably simple device.  The primary components are just a small sheet of glass; a stylus controlled by two

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Why Some Coins in the United States Have Ridges

Why Some Coins in the United States Have Ridges

Daven Hiskey December 7, 2010 11

Today I Found Out why some coins in the United States have ridges. Putting ridges on some coins in America got its start back in the 1700′s.  At this time, coins were actually made

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What Causes the Northern and Southern Lights

What Causes the Northern and Southern Lights

Daven Hiskey December 6, 2010 4

Today I Found Out what causes the Northern and Southern Lights (aurora borealis and aurora australis respectively). Simply put, these lights are caused by very fast moving electrons striking atoms in the Earth’s upper

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The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

The Word “Mistletoe” Literally Means “Dung Twig”

Daven Hiskey December 3, 2010 7

Today I Found Out “mistletoe” literally means “dung twig”. The name for mistletoe comes from the fact that mistletoe tends to spring from bird droppings that have fallen on trees, with the seeds having

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Created By the Department Store Chain Montgomery Ward

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Was Created By the Department Store Chain Montgomery Ward

Daven Hiskey December 2, 2010 4

Today I Found Out Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created by the department store chain Montgomery Ward as a way to save money on one of their annual Christmas promotions. The year was 1939;

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Top Five Most Visited Articles in November 2010

Top Five Most Visited Articles in November 2010

Daven Hiskey December 1, 2010 0

I have no idea why, but November seemed to be the month of the old articles for some reason.  Quite a flip from October where four of the five top articles were no more

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Pre-Sliced Bread Was Once Banned in the United States

Pre-Sliced Bread Was Once Banned in the United States

Daven Hiskey November 30, 2010 10

Today I Found Out pre-sliced bread was once banned in the United States. In 1943, Claude R. Wickard, the head of the War Foods Administration as well as the Secretary of Agriculture, got the

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The Woman Jack Nicholson Thought Was His Sister Was His Mother

The Woman Jack Nicholson Thought Was His Sister Was His Mother

Daven Hiskey November 29, 2010 5

Today I Found Out that the woman Jack Nicholson thought was his sister for a good portion of his life, turned out to be his mother. In 1974, Jack Nicholson’s movie Chinatown was opening

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The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

The Song “Jingle Bells” Is Thought to Have Been Written for a Thanksgiving Sunday School Program

Daven Hiskey November 25, 2010 5

Today I Found Out the song Jingle Bells is thought to have been written for a Thanksgiving Sunday school program. Jingle Bells was originally called One Horse Open Sleigh and was written by James

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Why Pencil “Lead” is Called “Lead”

Why Pencil “Lead” is Called “Lead”

Daven Hiskey November 24, 2010 2

Today I Found Out why pencil cores are called “lead”, even though they don’t contain lead; rather, they are typically made of graphite powder with clay mixed in as a binding agent. In the

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French Toast Was Not Invented in France

French Toast Was Not Invented in France

Daven Hiskey November 23, 2010 19

Myth: French toast was invented in France. French toast was not invented in France. In fact, French toast was around long before France even existed as a country. The exact origins of French toast

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Why Poop Is Brown

Why Poop Is Brown

Daven Hiskey November 22, 2010 26

Today I Found Out why poop is brown. Poop is brown due to bile from your gall bladder being metabolized by the bacteria in your intestines.  This results in a byproduct called stercobilin, which,

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Cockroaches Would Not Survive an Extreme Nuclear Fallout

Cockroaches Would Not Survive an Extreme Nuclear Fallout

Daven Hiskey November 20, 2010 7

Myth: Cockroaches would survive an extreme nuclear fallout You’ve probably heard that “the only living things that would survive a nuclear war would be cockroaches and Cher”. The latter may be true, but the

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