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Nowhere In The Bible Does It Say That Three Wise Men Visited Jesus after His Birth

Nowhere In The Bible Does It Say That Three Wise Men Visited Jesus after His Birth

Noreen November 30, 2012 12

Text Version: You’ve probably heard about the 3 wise men who visited Jesus, just after his birth. However, it was Bible scholars who came up with the number 3. Nowhere in the Bible does

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When The Call Sign ‘Air Force One’  Was First Used

When The Call Sign ‘Air Force One’ Was First Used

Noreen November 28, 2012 0

Text Version: The call sign “Air Force One” was first used when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office in 1953. There was an incident during one of President Eisenhower’s flights where the aircraft he

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Burger King Had To Change Their Name To Operate In Australia

Burger King Had To Change Their Name To Operate In Australia

Noreen November 27, 2012 2

Text Version: If you were to go to Australia and get a craving for food from Burger King, you’ll have to go to a fast food chain called “Hungry Jack’s”. This is because, when

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Why Fingernails Grow Up To Four Times Faster Than Your Toenails.

Why Fingernails Grow Up To Four Times Faster Than Your Toenails.

Noreen November 20, 2012 2

Text Version: The growth rate of your fingernails (and toenails) is related to the length of the outermost finger bones. Which is why your middle finger grows faster than that of your pinkey or

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The First Music CD Ever Released In The United States.

The First Music CD Ever Released In The United States.

Noreen November 20, 2012 0

Text Version: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” Album was the first CD ever released in the United States. Bruce Springsteen began recording the album in January 1982 and didn’t finish it until March

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How The Sport Of Basketball Got Started

How The Sport Of Basketball Got Started

Noreen November 19, 2012 1

Text Version: A Canadian by the name of Dr. James Naismith invented the sport of Basketball. Born on November 6, 1861, Naismith studied physical education in Montreal before moving to Springfield, Massachusetts in the

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A Cricket’s Ears Are On Its Front Legs

A Cricket’s Ears Are On Its Front Legs

Noreen November 19, 2012 0

Text Version: A cricket’s ears are on its front legs, just below the knees and they have four acoustic inputs. The openings in the crickets exoskeleton that act as ears, lead into chambers inside

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The Sum of All Numbers On A Roulette Wheel

The Sum of All Numbers On A Roulette Wheel

Noreen November 17, 2012 0

Text Version: One of the earliest descriptions of the casino game roulette was described in the French novel ‘La’ Roulette, Ou Le Jour’, written by Jaques Lablee. Roulette is named after a French diminutive

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Where the Phrase “Speak Of The Devil” Came From

Where the Phrase “Speak Of The Devil” Came From

Noreen November 17, 2012 0

Text Version: The term “Speak of the Devil” is the shortened version of “Speak of the Devil and he doth appear. ” It comes from England in the middle ages,where it wasn’t used in

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The Iconic Blue Twitter Bird Actually Has A Name

The Iconic Blue Twitter Bird Actually Has A Name

Noreen November 16, 2012 0

Text Version: The Twitter Bird’s first name is Larry, as in Larry Bird. He’s named after the hall of fame Basketball player Larry Bird, who played for Biz Stone’s (the founder of twitter) home

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Only One Member Of The Surf-Rock Band ‘The Beach Boys’ Knew How To Surf

Only One Member Of The Surf-Rock Band ‘The Beach Boys’ Knew How To Surf

Noreen November 16, 2012 0

Text Version: Dennis Wilson was the drummer for the surf rock band ‘The Beach Boys’, formed in 1961. The band had several songs about the sport like, “Surfer Girl”,”Surfin’ Safari” and “Surfin’ USA”. However,

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Two Pioneering Female Journalists Raced Each Other To Beat The Fictional Character Phileas Fogg from “Around The World In 80 Days” in 1889

Two Pioneering Female Journalists Raced Each Other To Beat The Fictional Character Phileas Fogg from “Around The World In 80 Days” in 1889

Noreen November 15, 2012 0

Text Version: In 1888, Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) discussed with her editor at ‘New York World’ an idea to write a story, and beat the fictitious character ‘Phileas Fogg’ in Jules Verne’s book

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Pete Sampras Once was Almost Disqualified for Throwing Up During a Match

Pete Sampras Once was Almost Disqualified for Throwing Up During a Match

Noreen November 15, 2012 0

Text Version: In 1996, when Pete Sampras played Alex Corretja in the U.S. Open, he had a bit of a stomach bug. He actually threw up on the baseline during the fifth set. One

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A Day On Mercury Is Actually Longer Than Its Year

A Day On Mercury Is Actually Longer Than Its Year

Noreen November 14, 2012 2

Text Version One day on Mercury (i.e -the time it takes to rotate around its axis once) lasts 176 earth days. A year on Mercury (i.e – the amount of time for Mercury to

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Vice President John C. Calhourn Was Married To One of His First Cousins

Vice President John C. Calhourn Was Married To One of His First Cousins

Noreen November 14, 2012 1

Text Version: John C. Calhourn was the only Vice President to serve under two presidents, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. He also married his first cousin Floride Bonneau Calhoun. Together they had 10

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The Tentacles That Stick Out From The Head Of A Snail Are Not Its “Feelers”, But Its Eyes

The Tentacles That Stick Out From The Head Of A Snail Are Not Its “Feelers”, But Its Eyes

Noreen November 13, 2012 0

Text Version: The tentacles that stick out from the head of a snail are not its “feelers” as most people believe. On the ends of those tentacles are the snail’s eyes. Land snails have

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The United States IRS Has A ‘Continuity Plan’ In Place for How to Collect Taxes After a Nuclear Attack

The United States IRS Has A ‘Continuity Plan’ In Place for How to Collect Taxes After a Nuclear Attack

Noreen November 12, 2012 3

Text Version: Even a nuclear war won’t get you out of paying your taxes or keep the Internal Revenue Service from coming after you. Since the 1960s, the U.S. Treasury Department, has had an

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Harry Potter the Musical?

Harry Potter the Musical?

Noreen November 12, 2012 0

Text Version: The late Michael Jackson had once approached J.K. Rowling about the possibility of doing a musical version of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling said no to the idea. In an interview with Oprah

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