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1.) The Bible, the world’s best-selling book, is also the world’s most shoplifted book.

Well, they definitely need to read it! Especially, Exodus 20:15

2.) Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms.

That would be one serious sleep over!

3.) After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

That’s just creepy!

4.) Some worms will eat themselves if they can’t find any food.

Um…how does that help the situation.

5.) It’s against the law to burp, or sneeze in a church in Nebraska, USA.

What’s the fine if you break that law?

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1.) Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.

That’s neat, but why would you taste something that was found in a really old tomb.

2.) Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a “Friday the 13th.”

You looked at your calendar, didn’t you?

3.) Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

I wouldn’t drink it.

4.) More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.

I still don’t like either one.

5.) A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

I can’t imagine this! I can hardly stand to have them for two minutes.

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It’s been awhile since I posted one of these, but I’m excited!

Enjoy!

1.) The word “queue” is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Did you say that to yourselves as many times as I did?

2.) Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and worms  like fried bacon.

This is one of those moments when the phrase, “I’ll take your word for it,” comes in handy.

3.)You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.

Lucky us! So, when your kid holds there breath too long don’t fret.

4.) Right handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Oh yay, I’m right handed. 

5.) It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Now that I think about it…

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1.) In 1910, Virginia Woolf and her friends dressed up in costumes and donned fake beards in order to convince the Royal Navy they were a group of Abyssinian princes.

Sounds like they had fun!

2.) Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, was a descendant of one of the Salem witches. Bradbury was descended from Mary Perkins Bradbury, who was sentenced to be hanged in 1692 but managed to escape before her execution could take place.

Awe snap!

3.) Sting wrote the song ‘Every Breath You Take’ at the same desk which Ian Fleming used to write his James Bond novels.

Good luck charm errr…desk?

4.) In Russia in 2009, Winnie-the-Pooh was banned because a senior official was found to own a picture of Pooh wearing swastika-covered clothes.

Winnie-the-Pooh banned!? What were they thinking!?

5.) As a schoolboy, Roald Dahl was a taste-tester for Cadbury’s chocolate

Maybe this was the inspiration for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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I know it’s Friday but, I wanted to do a Halloween special.

Enjoy!

1.) Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween

2.) The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die

3.) According to Irish legend, Jack O’Lanterns are named after a stingy man named Jack who, because he tricked the devil several times, was forbidden entrance into both heaven and hell. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths

4.) The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips

5.) “Souling” is a medieval Christian precursor to modern-day trick-or-treating. On Hallowmas (November 1), the poor would go door-to-door offering prayers for the dead in exchange for soul cakes

6.) Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween. Orange is a symbol of strength and endurance and, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and acts as a reminder that Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death

7.) Halloween has variously been called All Hallows’ Eve, Witches Night, Lamswool, Snap-Apple Night, Samhaim, and Summer’s End

8.) Scottish girls believed they could see images of their future husband if they hung wet sheets in front of the fire on Halloween. Other girls believed they would see their boyfriend’s faces if they looked into mirrors while walking downstairs at midnight on Halloween

9.) According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight

10.) Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would allow them to escape the notice of the real spirits wandering the streets during Samhain

Happy Halloween!

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1.) An Individual Banana is called a finger. A bunch of bananas is called a hand.

I can hear it now, “Yeah, I’m gonna go eat a finger!”

2.) According to Hostess it takes about 45 seconds to explode a Twinkie in a standard powered microwave.

But, Why would you want to?

3.) Nutella alone uses about 25% of the world’s supply of hazelnuts.

What uses up the other 75% ?

4.) A Hard boiled egg will spin. An, uncooked or soft-Boiled egg will not.

Well, alrighty then. And I thought people only ate their eggs.

5.) October is the National Pizza month in the United States

I had pizza for lunch today!

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A show my dad and me watch when ever I get to go home is Gilligan’s Island!

So, today’s facts are about one of our favorite shows.

1.) During the shows first season, the Professor and Mary Ann were left out of the theme song and just referred to as “the rest.” Bob Denver managed to get the studio executives to pay for a complete reshooting and rescoring of the theme song in order to make sure Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells received full credit, by threatening to disallow use of his name in the titles of the theme song.

2.)The lagoon set was drained and used a parking lot when it was not in use.

3.)The footage of the S.S. Minnow leaving Hawaii shows a flag at half mast on the shore. This is because it was filmed on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

4.)The Skipper’s real name, Jonas Grumby, is only mentioned twice in the entire series.

5.)Russell Johnson, when auditioning for the role of The Professor, was asked to take off his shirt. Johnson refused to do so, but still got the part

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