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Post by BreezinIn on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:49 am

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Starting a thread to give you a
"Totally Useless Fact Of The Day"
(might come in handy playing Trivial Pursuit!) LOL
Here is today's useless fact:

In the blockbuster hit, E.T., the Extra Terrestrial (1982), Harrison
Ford was cast as the school principal, but his only scene was cut.
Director Steven Spielberg decided his presence in the film would be
too distracting. Ford's wife Melissa Mathison wrote E.T.'s screenplay.

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It may be useless later... if I never have a reason to tell anyone. lol

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here's a tidbit that's useless , lol
I have never ever seen ET . hard to believe , hey ?
seen bit & pieces but never the whole thing . crazy . D

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I'm trying to think of another useless fact, but I can't come up with anything!
Okay, here's one: The song title, Mr. Mojo Risin", by the Doors, is an anagram of Jim Morrison's name.


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Today's useless fact:
In India it is perfectly proper for men to wear pajamas in public.
Pajamas are accepted as standard daytime wearing apparel.

But NOT in the United States, you got that, guys!?
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Today's useless fact:
Playing cards were invented by the Chinese as early as 1120.

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Is this useless?
When the Yardbirds broke up in 1968, Jimmy Page was left to honor theband's commitments, performing as The New Yardbirds. The groupeventually evolved into Led Zeppelin.

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Breezey, it's only useless if you aren't interested in the origin of one of the greatest rock bands in history!

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Here's another useless fact:
"The extra "Joker" card is believed to have been invented by AmericanEuchre players who, when modifying the rules sometime during the 1860s,decided that an extra trump card was required. Originally he was called"The Best Bower" and then later "The Jolly Joker"."


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See! ... You guys know some useless facts! LOL
Great additions! I did not know all of that!
Hey, who has that picture of the kitten being held up at gun point?
I lost it. Could have used it here:
The robbery phrase "Hands Up" originated in British Columbia. Bill
Miner, an American known as the Gentleman Bandit, is said to have
first used the phrase while robbing a Canadian Pacific Railways
train in Mission Junction, British Columbia in 1904.
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And thanks to Breezey's quick fingers ... here's a hold up:


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You mean this one? I found it by searching google images for "cat being robbed"!
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Thank you Breezey! And thanks to Tater, too.
That's the one I was looking for!
You guys are the best!
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Ahh, ya beat me to it Breezey!

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The first letters of the months July through November,
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Mount Olympus Mons on Mars is three times the size of Mount Everest.



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Prince Charles is an avid collector of toilet seats.





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Lenny Kravitz's mother played the part of "Helen" on "The Jeffersons.".



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Arnold Schonberg suffered from triskaidecaphobia, the fear of the number 13. He died at 13 minutes from midnight on Friday the 13th.
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invented the peace symbol in 1958. The forked symbol is actually a composite
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In Brian De Palma's 1984 movie, "Scarface," the word is spoken 206 times
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The hardest crossword puzzles according to experts appear in two British papers:
"The London Times" and "Observer." Only few readers can complete these
and it takes them 2 to 3 hours. The record time for completing a "Times" puzzle
was an incredible 3 minutes and 45 seconds by a British diplomat named Roy Dean in 1970.

The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2631 clues across and 2922 clues down.
It took up 16 sq. feet of space.

The strangest crossword ever made was by a British writer Max Beerbohm in 1940.
He called it the "Impossible Crossword" and issued warning to puzzlers
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there is record of one Michigan priest who publicly denounced
the teddy as an insidious weapon. He claimed that the stuffed toy
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Since 1949, the LEGO company, based in Denmark,
has produced more than 200,000,000,000 of the plastic elements
that make up the Lego System.
There are 102,981,500 ways to combine six of the 8-studed bricks of one color.
The name LEGO did not come from the cry of an angry mother who couldn't get her kid
to put down his toys and come to dinner: "LEGO of those bricks or I'll kill you!"
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the customers would ask for a reminder call when it was time to remove a cake from the oven, leave the phone off the hook near their sleeping child when they left the house,
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and kept counting for eight hours a day, five days a week,
it would take a little over 4 weeks to count to one million
and just over 80 years to reach a billion.

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that in the Garden of Eden God spoke Swedish,
Adam spoke Danish, and the serpent spoke French.
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the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages:
heart represented the Church,
spades represented the military,
clubs represented agriculture, and
diamonds represented the merchant class.



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The modern zipper, the Talon Slide Fastener,
was invented in 1913 but didn't catch on until after World War I.
The first dresses incorporating the zipper appeared in the 1930's.
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that the King James Version of the Bible was written.
In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake
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The storm pulled a woman out of her house and carried her sixty feet away.
She landed, relatively unharmed, next to a phonograph record titled "Stormy Weather."



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is mixed in with the clay used to make this china: it gives the china a
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Good Friday (the Friday before Easter) ...


A child born on Good Friday and baptized on Easter Sunday has a gift of healing.
If a boy, he should go into the ministry.

Cut your hair on Good Friday to prevent headaches in the year to come.

A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven.

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The day you find the first flower of the season can be used as an omen:

Monday means good fortune,
Tuesday means greatest attempts will be successful,
Wednesday means marriage,
Thursday means warning of small profits,
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A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams.
Any ship that sails on Friday will have bad luck.
You should never start a trip on Friday or you will meet misfortune.
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It is estimated that 9 out of 10 American women do this with their feet.
... Answer: Wear shoes at least 2 sizes too narrow. (Why ???) LOL



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What is it? ... Searching for lost or misplaced items.





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For good luck throughout the year, wear new clothes on Easter.



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Canada makes up 6.67 percent of the Earth's land area
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