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3 Interesting Nobel Prize Facts

3 Interesting Nobel Prize Facts

Noreen November 21, 2012 1

Text Version: - The average age of a Nobel Peace prize recipient is 62 years old. The oldest recipient was Joseph Rotblat, he was 87 years old when he received his Nobel Peace prize

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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 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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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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Business Trivia Quiz

Business Trivia Quiz

Noreen November 14, 2012 0

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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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There Are No Terrestrial Snakes in New Zealand, Not Even In Zoos

There Are No Terrestrial Snakes in New Zealand, Not Even In Zoos

Noreen November 11, 2012 0

  Text Version: According to New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries, which is in charge of Bio Security, there were and are no native land snakes in New Zealand and they would like to

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Mr. Clean’s First Name is Veritably

Mr. Clean’s First Name is Veritably

Noreen November 10, 2012 0

Text Version: Mr. Clean made his debut in 1958. Within six months of launching the cleaner, Mr. Clean became the best selling household cleaner on the market. For the first 4 years, Mr. Clean

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The Flintstones Was Originally Called ‘Flagstones’

The Flintstones Was Originally Called ‘Flagstones’

Noreen November 10, 2012 2

Text Version: The Flintstones pilot episode came out in 1959, as a 90 second clip to draw advertisers to the show. At the time though, it was called “The Flagstones.” It was intended to

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American States Quiz

American States Quiz

Noreen November 9, 2012 0

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The Lowest Batting Average to Win A Batting Title In the MLB

The Lowest Batting Average to Win A Batting Title In the MLB

Noreen November 9, 2012 0

Text Version: In 1968, also known to baseball fans as “Year Of The Pitcher”, Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Redsox, won the batting title with a .301 average. He was the only player that

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Heaviest President In U.S. History

Heaviest President In U.S. History

Noreen November 9, 2012 0

Text Version: The the 27th President of the United States, President William Howard Taft (serving from 1909 to 1913) was the heaviest President in U.S. history. He was 5’11″ tall and weighed 290 pounds.

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Franklin Roosevelt Was the First U.S Presidents to Start Using an Armored Vehicle For Transportation, Al Capone’s Cadillac

Franklin Roosevelt Was the First U.S Presidents to Start Using an Armored Vehicle For Transportation, Al Capone’s Cadillac

Noreen November 7, 2012 0

Text Version: Franklin Roosevelt was the first President to have an armored car.  But why he would need one, and where he got it, might surprise you.  In 1941, the secret service found themselves in

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1/6th of the Time Spent Filming Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Psycho was Spent Shooting the Shower Scene

1/6th of the Time Spent Filming Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Psycho was Spent Shooting the Shower Scene

Noreen November 7, 2012 0

Text Version: In Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, Psycho, the shower scene was made up from 90 different shots using 70 different camera angles. The entire movie only took six weeks to shoot, however, that one

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