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10 Totally Random Facts Part-2

10 Totally Random Facts Part-2

Noreen January 4, 2013 9

Embed This Infographic [Source: Today I Found Out] For Part 1 of this series go here: 10 Totally Random Interesting Facts

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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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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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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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Canada Has More Lakes Than All Other Countries Put Together

Canada Has More Lakes Than All Other Countries Put Together

Noreen November 13, 2012 2

Text Version: Canada has over 3 million lakes, making them home to 60% of the World’s lakes. In other words, they have more lakes than all other countries combined

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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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Giraffes Can Last Longer Than Camels Without Drinking Water

Giraffes Can Last Longer Than Camels Without Drinking Water

Noreen November 11, 2012 0

Text Version: Giraffes spend about 80 percent of their day eating and they are said to be able to eat up to 77 pounds (35 kilograms) of food a day. Their favorite tree is

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10 Totally Random Interesting Facts

10 Totally Random Interesting Facts

Noreen June 6, 2012 6

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The Can Opener Wasn’t Invented Until 48 Years After the Invention of the Can

The Can Opener Wasn’t Invented Until 48 Years After the Invention of the Can

Scott June 4, 2012 12

Today I found out the can opener wasn’t invented until 48 years after the invention of the can. In 1795, Napoleon Bonaparte was having problems with his supply lines. Specifically, they were too long

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Apple Seeds Contain Cyanide

Apple Seeds Contain Cyanide

Scott March 13, 2012 14

Today I found out apple seeds contain cyanide. The seeds of apples, also known as “pips”, contain a sugar/cyanide compound called “amygdalin”, which turns into hydrogen cyanide when it is metabolized in your body.

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10 Amazing Facts About Animals

10 Amazing Facts About Animals

Noreen November 3, 2010 14

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