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Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky Were Named After the Two South Park Creator’s Parents

Daven Hiskey October 6, 2011 0

Today I Found Out Randy and Sharon Marsh and Gerald and Shelia Broflovsky were named after Trey Parker’s and Matt Stone’s parents respectively. Trey Parker’s dad’s name is Randy Parker and, like Randy Marsh, he’s

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The First Woman to Cast a Vote in Chicago Did So With Her Feet

The First Woman to Cast a Vote in Chicago Did So With Her Feet

Daven Hiskey October 4, 2011 1

Today I Found Out the first woman to cast a vote in Chicago did so with her feet. The woman was Kittie Smith.  Smith lost her arms as a child, after having both her

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Dick Cheney Likely Doesn’t Have a Pulse, No Really

Dick Cheney Likely Doesn’t Have a Pulse, No Really

Scott September 26, 2011 4

Today I Found Out that Dick Cheney likely doesn’t have a pulse. No, really! Dick has had several heart attacks since 1978. These heart attacks have made his heart extremely weak and he is

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The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11 Year Old

The Popsicle Was Invented By An 11 Year Old

Julia August 25, 2011 12

Today I Found Out that the Popsicle was invented by an eleven-year-old boy. In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson from San Francisco, California invented the popular hot weather treat, the Popsicle as we know it

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The Microwave Oven Was Invented by Accident by a Man Who was Orphaned and Never Finished Grammar School

The Microwave Oven Was Invented by Accident by a Man Who was Orphaned and Never Finished Grammar School

Daven Hiskey August 24, 2011 9

Today I Found Out the microwave oven was invented by accident by a man who was orphaned and never finished grammar school. The man was Percy Spencer.  At the age of just 18 months

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Elvis was Blond

Elvis was Blond

Daven Hiskey August 19, 2011 6

Today I Found Out that Elvis didn’t naturally have black hair.  He was born a blond and, when he got older, his hair was more of a sandy blond color.  He started occasionally dying

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Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Ivan Drago From Rocky IV is Actually a Real Life Genius

Jon August 11, 2011 3

Note: This is a guest article contributed by frequent TIFO visitor and owner of DumpADay, Jon. Today I Found Out that Dolph Lundgren (A.K.A. Ivan Drago) is a real life genius. I guess the

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Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Robert Downey Jr. Modeled His Portrayal of Tony Stark After Elon Musk, One of the Founders of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX

Daven Hiskey August 5, 2011 10

Today I Found Out Robert Downey Jr. modeled his portrayal of Tony Stark after Elon Musk, one of the founds of Zip2, Paypal, Tesla Motors, Solar City, and SpaceX. During the planning stages of

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Julia Child was a Top Secret Research Assistant for the Predecessor of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services

Julia Child was a Top Secret Research Assistant for the Predecessor of the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services

Daven Hiskey July 26, 2011 2

Today I Found Out, before becoming one of the world’s most famous TV chefs, Julia Child was a top secret research assistant for the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor of the CIA. After

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Charles Osborne had the Hiccups for 68 Years, From 1922 to 1990

Charles Osborne had the Hiccups for 68 Years, From 1922 to 1990

Daven Hiskey July 19, 2011 15

Today I Found Out Charles Osborne (1894-1991) had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to June 5th, 1990.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the longest bout

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Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn Once Struck a Spectator with Foul Balls Twice in the Same At Bat, the Second Time as She was Being Carried Off on a Stretcher

Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn Once Struck a Spectator with Foul Balls Twice in the Same At Bat, the Second Time as She was Being Carried Off on a Stretcher

Daven Hiskey June 22, 2011 3

Today I Found Out Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn once struck a spectator twice in the same at bat with foul balls, the second time as she was being carried off on a stretcher.

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The Woman Eric Clapton Thought was His Sister was Actually His Mother

The Woman Eric Clapton Thought was His Sister was Actually His Mother

Daven Hiskey June 21, 2011 6

Today I Found Out, until he was nine years old, the woman Eric Clapton thought was his sister was actually his mother. Clapton’s mother, Patricia Molly Clapton, was just 16 years old when she

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Adolf Hitler had a British Nephew Who Joined the U.S. Navy During WWII

Adolf Hitler had a British Nephew Who Joined the U.S. Navy During WWII

Daven Hiskey June 9, 2011 1

Today I Found Out Adolf Hitler had a British nephew who joined the U.S. navy during WWII. Hitler’s nephew, who he would come to call “my loathsome nephew”, was originally named William Patrick Hitler,

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Mr. Rogers was an Ordained Presbyterian Minister

Mr. Rogers was an Ordained Presbyterian Minister

Daven Hiskey June 7, 2011 8

Today I Found Out Mr. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister. After Fred McFeely Rogers, better known as Mr. Rogers, graduate from college in 1951, receiving a B.A. in Music Composition, he began working

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Dr. Seuss Wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” on a Bet that He Couldn’t Write a Book with 50 or Fewer Words

Dr. Seuss Wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” on a Bet that He Couldn’t Write a Book with 50 or Fewer Words

Daven Hiskey May 24, 2011 10

Today I Found Out Dr. Seuss wrote “Green Eggs and Ham” on a bet that he couldn’t write a book with fifty or fewer distinct words. The bet was made in 1960 with Bennett

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Ben Franklin Developed a List of 13 Virtues That He Lived His Life By

Ben Franklin Developed a List of 13 Virtues That He Lived His Life By

Daven Hiskey April 28, 2011 12

Today I Found Out that Benjamin Franklin, through extensive study of the world’s major religions and various moral codes, came up with a list of thirteen main virtues that he felt every person should

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‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

‘Uncle Sam’ was a Real Person

Daven Hiskey April 11, 2011 6

Today I Found Out that ‘Uncle Sam’ was a real person- Samuel Wilson, born September 13th, 1766 and died on July 31st, 1854. In 1789, Wilson and his brother Ebeneezer moved to Troy New

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The Founder of Wendy’s Helped Save KFC and was a High School Dropout

The Founder of Wendy’s Helped Save KFC and was a High School Dropout

Daven Hiskey March 30, 2011 9

Today I Found Out that Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s, before starting the Wendy’s franchise helped save the KFC franchise and was a high school dropout. Thomas first worked at a Knoxville restaurant

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