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Post by JackRabbit on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:42 pm

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Since 1950, neither winners

nor heirs may sell their Oscar statuette
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Post by roxanna on Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:41 pm

Sneaky is good wrote:Is the fact that Roxy likes V8 straight or the Vodka,which is it?!!

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:30 pm

Wow Looks like someone got into the Spirits a little early! Hope your little pooch keeps an eye on you.
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In the U.S., prime-time Westerns on TV reached their peak in 1958-1959, when there were 31 shows on the air. The public's taste shifted, and by 1964-1965, the number of TV Westerns had plummeted to 7. Westerns have never enjoyed such popularity on U.S. television since.


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Post by JackRabbit on Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:58 pm

dancing bunny The abbreviation for pound is "lb" because in ancient Rome weight was measured in libras; in latin records, the libra was written as "lb."


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A muskmelon that was brought from Armenia to Italy in the fifteenth century was planted and cultivated in the gardens of a papal estate near Rome. The estate was Cantaluppi, so the fruit crop that resulted became known as the cantaloupe.
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In the early 1800s, it was customary for local U.S. banks to issue their own money. Given the large French speaking population in Louisiana, the ten dollar bills that came from that area frequently had DIX (which is French for"ten") printed on them. People began to refer to those bills as "dixies" and to Louisiana as "Dixie Land". In time, Dixie became a nickname applied to all of the Deep South.

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What is the name of the rabbit
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Bubble wrap was the result of a failed attempt in 1957 by two engineers to invent a washable, textured plastic wallpaper.
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When Mexican vaqueros described the hats they wore as tan galon (meaning "so elegant"), the Texas cowboys who had also taken to wearing them misunderstood - and their signature headgear became known as the "ten gallon" hat. Despite the name, however, a ten gallon hat only holds about three quarts.
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In Chinese Astrology
2012 is the Year of the Dragon.
The Year of the Dragon will start on
23 January 2012 and end on 09 February 2013.
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Rain falls at a maximum speed of 18 miles per hour.


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Post by JackRabbit on Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:35 pm

The rock song with more conversions
than any other is Paul McCartney's "Yesterday."
It has been recorded by more than
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Post by roxanna on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:32 pm

WOW ! does he get anything for that?

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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:32 am

I had Brussel Sprouts for dinner today.


Now, that's really useless info. tee hee
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Levi Strauss arrived in California during the Gold Rush, trying to sell canvas tents to miners, but he learned what the prospectors needed most were pants.
Strauss spun canvas into gold by turning his tents into pants. They were a hit with the miners, but some complained the rough fabric chaffed. This cause Levi to switch to a twilled cotton imported from Nimes, France.

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In 44 BC, the Roman month of Quintilis was renamed Julius (July) in honour of Julius Caesar following his reform of the Roman calendar. In 8 BC, the month of Sextilis was renamed Augustus (August) in honour of Augustus Caesar.


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From the "leftovers" file ...

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Post by Tater Salad on Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:01 pm

roxanna wrote:WOW ! does he get anything for that?

Yes, he gets lots for that. Lots and lots and lots. Billions and billions and billions...

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daisy wrote:I had Brussel Sprouts for dinner today.


Now, that's really useless info. tee hee

I always thought brussels sprouts were just like teeny tiny little cabbages. But in a certain sense, they sort of are, because brussels sprouts, like broccoli, cauliflower, and kale, are all not only related to cabbage, they are all the same exact SPECIES!

They are all just different cultivars of the wild cabbage plant.




"B. oleracea has become established as an important human food crop plant, used because of its large food reserves, which are stored over the winter in its leaves. It is rich in essential nutrients including vitamin C. Although it is believed to have been cultivated for several thousand years, its history as a domesticated plant is not clear before Greek and Roman times, when it was a well-established garden vegetable. Theophrastus mentions three kinds of rhaphanos (ῤάφανος):[1] a curly-leaved, a smooth-leaved, and a wild-type.[2] He reports the antipathy of the cabbage and the grape-vine, for the ancients believed that cabbages grown near grapes would impart their flavour to the wine.[3] It has been bred into a wide range of cultivars, including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and more, some of which are hardly recognisable as being members of the same genus, let alone species. The historical genus of Crucifera, meaning four-petalled flower, may be the only uniting feature beyond taste."

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JackRabbit wrote:From the "leftovers" file ...

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in the song "The Twelve Days of Christmas"?


Actually, that's kind of interesting if you think about it, because that's one gift for every day of the year, except for.....Christmas.
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ENIAC, the first electronic computer, appeared 50 years ago. The original ENIAC was about 80 feet long, weighed 30 tons, had 17,000 tubes. By comparison, a desktop computer today can store a million times more information than an ENIAC, and 50,000 times faster.

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A bowl of lime Jell-O, when hooked up to an EEG machine, exhibited movement which is virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult man or woman. ( I assume that's without the fruit giggle )

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111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111
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The average adult falls asleep
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Would they rename it "Pisa pile of plaster"?

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Hi Tater! wave
Maybe they will find some way to prop it up ???
I saw a PBS special where they were sinking concrete anchors in the base to try and hold it in place. "Pisa pile of plaster" just doesn't have the same ring, does it? giggle

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Post by Tater Salad on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:23 am

I know they've been trying different engineering methods for years to try to stabilize it, but to my understanding, the problem is that the foundation is built on unstable ground, and in the long run, I don't think there's much they can do about that.

Unless they can move it. Would they hire a Pisa delivery driver?

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On the Leaning Tower. Maybe they could go out a ways from the Tower where the ground is safe and put in some support posts and run steel beams at an angle to hold it up.
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Sneaky is good wrote:On the Leaning Tower. Maybe they could go out a ways from the Tower where the ground is safe and put in some support posts and run steel beams at an angle to hold it up.
Might work, Sneaky ... but I think it would kinda mess-up the whole look of it. Maybe they could re-name it "The Propped-up Tower of Pisa." Of course, they could get Garfield to help. I think he's in London right now ... holding up Big Ben ...
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sunny The Sun has a diameter of 864,000 miles.


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S.O.S. doesn’t stand for “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Souls” — It was just chosen by an 1908 international conference on Morse Code because the letters S and O were easy to remember and just about anyone could key it and read it,
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The mailbox rule is a doctrine in contract law which states that if mail is a reasonable method of conveyance for an acceptance, the acceptance becomes valid on the date that it is dropped in the mailbox and postmarked. By extension, the mailbox rule is also used for payments on insurance premiums, in which the payment is considered a form of acceptance of the contract, and some tax authorities also consider the postmarked date to be the acceptance date. The mailbox rule was established under the rule of law in the 1800s, and is found in the legal standards of many nations.
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The mailbox rule is a doctrine in contract law which states that if mail is a reasonable method of conveyance for an acceptance, the acceptance becomes valid on the date that it is dropped in the mailbox and postmarked. By extension, the mailbox rule is also used for payments on insurance premiums, in which the payment is considered a form of acceptance of the contract, and some tax authorities also consider the postmarked date to be the acceptance date. The mailbox rule was established under the rule of law in the 1800s, and is found in the legal standards of many nations.
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Sometimes, that mailbox rule is not too fair.. when there are deadlines involved that others don't realize... until the mail "arrives".
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Post by JackRabbit on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:56 pm

Why is it posting the code AND the picture?

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Post by JackRabbit on Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated. fridge

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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by Tater Salad on Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:58 pm

Breezey, I believe the mailbox rule basically states that the day your letter is postmarked is to be considered the day you paid the bill. I do know that this is valid for insurance payments, so that your insurance company can't say that your insurance isn't valid because they didn't receive payment by such and such a date, in the event that something happens in the meantime, i.e.; if your house burns down or you are in an accident after your insurance would have expired and before they receive your check, even though you mailed it before it expired.

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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by Breezey Breezey on Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:18 am

JackRabbit wrote:Why is it posting the code AND the picture?

All I can tell you is... some browsers work differently on some computers? Or... I don't have a clue.

We may have to start a topic for browsers, computers and what works best with what... and what the heck does what!

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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by JackRabbit on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:27 pm

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The Cracker Jack dog's name is Bingo.

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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by Tater Salad on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:18 am

The Oreo cookie is 100 years old.
And yet they still seem fresh!

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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by JackRabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:08 pm

The Albino Squirrel has long been heralded as an ambassador of peace since the early 14th century when Native American populations would release a white squirrel to signal surrender on the battlefield.
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Re: Totally Useless (or not) Fact of the Day

Post by JackRabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:12 pm

January is named after the Roman god, Janus.  
He had two faces to see the future and the past.
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Post by JackRabbit on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:17 pm

Who owns the most land on Earth? ...
The Queen of England legally owns about one-sixth of all of the land on Earth.
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Queen Elizabeth II of England legally owns the most land on Earth—as leader of 32 countries, the Queen is owner of 6.6 billion acres of land, or about one-sixth of the entire land surface on Earth. The land ownership is the largest empire in history and dates back to the Norman Conquest of 1066. This established the feudal state, in which an inherited monarch retains ownership of land that is passed down generationally. Among the land that is owned by Queen Elizabeth II are the second and third largest countries in the world: Australia combined with its Antarctic territories, and Canada. Read More: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


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