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4th Of July Facts

4th Of July Facts

Noreen June 19, 2012 15

Embed This Infographic<a href=”http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/06/4th-of-july-facts/”><img title=”4th Of July Facts” src=”http://www.todayifoundout.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/10-Interesting-4th-Of-July-Facts-copy.jpg” alt=”10 Interesting 4th Of July Facts” width=”610″ border=”0″ class=”nopin” /></a>[Source: Today I Found Out

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As a Teenager, the Inventor of PEZ Created One of the World’s First Ready-Made Cake Mixes

As a Teenager, the Inventor of PEZ Created One of the World’s First Ready-Made Cake Mixes

Daven Hiskey June 19, 2012 0

Today I found out, as a teenager, the inventor of the PEZ confectionery created one of the world’s first ready-made cake mixes, popularly selling it throughout the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The teenager was Eduard Haas

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Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, and Ronald McDonald are All Fictitious

Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, and Ronald McDonald are All Fictitious

Daven Hiskey June 19, 2012 0

The following brands feature fictitious people: Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, Aunt Jemima, and Ronald McDonald.  Some real people behind famous brands include Chef Boyardee, Uncle Ben, KFC’s Harland Sanders, and popcorn’s Orville Redenbacher. Reference

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From 1940 to 2008 There Were 157 People Who Fell Out of a Plane During a Crash Without a Parachute and Lived

From 1940 to 2008 There Were 157 People Who Fell Out of a Plane During a Crash Without a Parachute and Lived

Daven Hiskey June 15, 2012 1

According to the Geneva-based Aircraft Crashes Record Office, between 1940 and 2008 there were 157 people who fell out of planes during a crash and without a parachute and lived to tell about it.

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Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Whoopi Goldberg was Once a Phone Sex Operator

Daven Hiskey June 15, 2012 11

Today I found out Caryn Elaine Johnson, better known as Whoopi Goldberg, was once a phone sex operator. On the December 16, 2011 episode of “The View”, which Goldberg is a co-host of (since

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Sirius-A is the Brightest Extrasolar Star Visible to the Naked Eye from Earth

Sirius-A is the Brightest Extrasolar Star Visible to the Naked Eye from Earth

Daven Hiskey June 10, 2012 0

Sirius-A is the brightest extrasolar star visible to the naked eye from Earth, being almost twice as bright as the second brightest, Canopus.  Sirius-A and Sirius-B combine to form a binary system and appear

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Why Black Lights Make Things Glow

Why Black Lights Make Things Glow

Scott June 10, 2012 3

Today I found out why black lights make things glow. Black lights are not that different from any other type of light, whether incandescent, fluorescent, or just the age old candle flame. The difference

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CPR Does Not Require “Mouth To Mouth”

CPR Does Not Require “Mouth To Mouth”

Scott June 9, 2012 21

Myth: Proper CPR technique should include frequent use of “mouth to mouth” in between compressions. In fact, the 2010 guidelines set out by the American Heart Association (AHA) do not recommend breathing for someone

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10 Totally Random Interesting Facts

10 Totally Random Interesting Facts

Noreen June 6, 2012 6

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Bananas, Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Brazil Nuts, and Kidney Beans are All Naturally Radioactive

Bananas, Potatoes, Sunflower Seeds, Brazil Nuts, and Kidney Beans are All Naturally Radioactive

Daven Hiskey June 6, 2012 0

Common foods that are naturally radioactive include potatoes, bananas, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, and kidney beans, among others.  Brazil nuts are the most radioactive by far at 6600 picocuries per kg or about 1.875

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-40 Degrees is the Temperature Where the Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales Meet (-40°F = -40°C)

-40 Degrees is the Temperature Where the Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales Meet (-40°F = -40°C)

Daven Hiskey June 3, 2012 0

Negative forty degrees is the temperature where the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales correspond with one another (-40°F = -40°C).  Forty is also considered a semi-perfect number owing to the fact that a subset of

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The Jews Were Not the Only Civilization to Mark a Great Flood That Seemingly Covered the Earth

The Jews Were Not the Only Civilization to Mark a Great Flood That Seemingly Covered the Earth

Daven Hiskey June 2, 2012 1

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Camels Have Three Eyelids

Camels Have Three Eyelids

Daven Hiskey June 1, 2012 2

Camels have three eyelids.  Two of the eyelids have eye lashes which help protect their eyes from sand.  The third is a very thin lid which works as a sort of “windshield wiper” to

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Swiss Army Knives were Renamed Such in English as U.S. Soldiers in WWII Found the Original Name “Schweizer Offiziersmesser” Difficult to Pronounce

Swiss Army Knives were Renamed Such in English as U.S. Soldiers in WWII Found the Original Name “Schweizer Offiziersmesser” Difficult to Pronounce

Daven Hiskey June 1, 2012 0

The term “Swiss Army Knife” was coined by United States soldiers after WWII.  The soldiers had trouble pronouncing the original name of “Schweizer Offiziersmesser” (Swiss Officer’s Knife) and thus began calling the multi-tool a

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How Things Become Petrified

How Things Become Petrified

Scott May 15, 2012 0

Today I found out how things become petrified, rather than just decaying normally. Petrifaction (also known as petrification) is a type of fossilization which leaves living organisms preserved as a type of stone. In

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Can the Great Wall of China Really Be Seen from Space?

Can the Great Wall of China Really Be Seen from Space?

Samantha May 14, 2012 4

Jimmy K. asks: Can the great wall of China really be seen from space? That depends on what is meant by “seen” and “space” because the definitions of each determine whether or not the

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The First Mirrors Were Simply Water Placed in a Darkly Colored Vessel

The First Mirrors Were Simply Water Placed in a Darkly Colored Vessel

Daven Hiskey May 8, 2012 0

Mirrors in ancient times were typically just small pools of collected water with the vessel containing the water having a dark color to it. As early as 6000 BC in Turkey people started manufacturing

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Jamie Foxx’s Real Name is Eric Marlon Bishop

Jamie Foxx’s Real Name is Eric Marlon Bishop

Daven Hiskey May 6, 2012 0

Eric Marlon Bishop, better known as Jamie Foxx, picked this somewhat androgynous name due to the fact that early in his career he noticed that female comedians, also known as comediennes, often got picked

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