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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.
Edit:
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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Of course I did! He's my kitty picture! lol
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Today's trivial, useless fact:

The first letters of the months July through November,
in order, spell the name JASON.


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No one knows where the expression "to grin like a Cheshire cat" originated,
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The Cheshire cat is a well-known character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
but the expression, meaning a sneering smile that shows the gums,
existed long before he wrote the book. There is no such breed of cat.


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In Kentucky, it is illegal
to carry ice cream in your back pocket.
(Be sure to remember that, next time you are in Kentucky!)

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The longest place name in the British Isles is, of course, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
It’s in Wales. (Try making that fit on an envelope!)
(( I think I would just as soon pick up the phone and call! ))

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"Beyond the pale," an expression used to describe outrageous behavior,
originated in Ireland in the 14th century.
The Pale was the area of Ireland under heavy British control.
People living in areas outside it were considered wild and outlandish.

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A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
(Ohhhh, so THAT'S what a "flink" is! ... ??? LOL)

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Guinness Book of Records holds the record
for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

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Well, a group of whales is called a pod.
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Guinea pigs and rabbits can't sweat.
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Bram Stoker was working as a civil servant
in Dublin when he wrote "Dracula" in 1897.

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Historians believe St. Patrick’s real name was "Maewyn Succat."

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Handfasting is an ancient Celtic custom, once practiced in Ireland and Scotland,
where a bride and groom came together at the start of their marriage.
Their hands (their wrists, actually) were literally tied together.
The term "tying the knot" as a description of getting married traces to this custom.

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Until 1796, there was a state in the U.S. called Franklin. Today it is known as Tennessee.

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IRELAND FACT: DUBLIN IS EVERYWHERE ...
There are towns called Dublin
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Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas.

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Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States,
was the first to be born a citizen of the United States.
He was born in 1782, six years after the signing of the
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Though it’s only one of many theories, there are those who believe
the term "put the kabash" on something comes from
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Shakespeare spelled his own name several different ways.

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Source of the name "Indiana Jones":
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According to some historians, over 40% of all American presidents
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Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts - Charlemagne; and
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A survey found 15 percent actually PREFER pizza this way,
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The process was primitive but effective — potatoes
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Ten Facts about King Tutankhamun


•Fact 1 - Tutankhamun was born in 1343 BC - name: Tutankhaten


•Fact 2 - Tutankhamun changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun due to pressure from traditionalists, reflecting the growing acceptance of the old god Amun and decline in support of Aten.


•Fact 3 - His father was Akhenaten known as the Heretic King


•Fact 4 - His mother was Nefertiti


•Fact 5 - He was born in 1343 BC in Amarna


•Fact 6 - He reigned as Pharaoh between 1334 BC and 1325 BC


•Fact 7 - He married his half-sister Ankhesenpaaten


•Fact 8 - He was nine years old when he became Pharaoh


•Fact 9 - He was just 18 or 19 years old when he died


•Fact 10 - He was buried in his hastily prepared tomb in the Valley of The Kings 70 days after his death, according to the death rituals of the Ancient Egyptians







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There are 4 suits in a deck of cards and 4 seasons in a year.
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It was Willy. The skipper’s real name was Jonas Grumby.
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His family went into exile after the coup that brought
Fulgencio Batista to power in 1934.
The family made its new home in Miami, Florida.
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but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Any cup-shaped object placed over the ear produces the same effect.
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22 percent wear boxers,
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The Ramses brand condom is named after
the great pharaoh Ramses II who fathered over 160 children.
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they continued to use their usual packaging, with the cute baby on the front.
They didn't realize until later that where they were selling it,
it was a common practice to help illiterate people buy things
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4564 posts 1 permalink The alarm clock was not invented by the Marquis de Sade, as some suspect,
but rather by a man named Levi Hutchins of Concord, New Hampshire, in 1787.
Perversity, though, characterized his invention from the beginning.
The alarm on his clock could ring only at 4 am.
Rumor has it that Hutchins was murdered by his wife
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was first used by ancients when they believed that breath was the essence of life,
and when you sneeze a part of you life is escaping.
Evil spirits rush into your body and occupy the empty space.
By saying "God bless you" the speaker is protecting the sneezer from those spirits.



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111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

What do you think of that?!


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Great!
I didn't know that...
I have heard it said that each sneeze
shortens the sneezer's life span by "x" seconds...
I which case, I'm overdue.. probably... }:>

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I sooo see her "point"... Wink


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The organisms are believed to be entirely different
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