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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/03 22:00:48 (permalink)
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/04 10:26:25 (permalink)
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The purple mangosteen is a tree fruit that originated in Indonesia and is found in a few other tropical counties.
 
It is about the size of a tangerine, but has a hard, purple inedible exterior.
 
The inside is soft and white with a tangy, but sweet taste.
 
 
 
Picking and Eating a Ripe Purple Mangosteenhttps://youtu.be/HgdhmDVI1wc
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/10 14:01:42 (permalink)
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An ancient castle on Kount Kojo in Asago, Hyogo Prefecture, in Japan seems to sit on clouds every autumn morning between dawn and 8 am. when fog surrounds the area.
 
Called TAKEDA CASTLE, historians believe it was built in 1443.
 
Many tourists visit the castle in the fall to witness the illusion, as well as in the spring, when cherry blossoms adorn the grounds.
 
To reach the castle, visitors have to hike for 40 minutes from the foot of the mountain.
 
There is a charge to view the ruins and the money goes towards the castle's preservation.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/12 10:54:19 (permalink)
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More snow falls on Canadian a winter than ant other country in the world.
 
Mean annual snowfall is 10 Feet near the Great Lakes, central New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and large areas of Quebec and Labrador.
 
 
 
*but that may all be changing thanks to Global Warming*
 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/13 08:37:44 (permalink)
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A lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue.
 
Lobsters, like snails and spiders, have blue blood due to the presence of hemocyanin which contains copper.
 
 In contrast, vertebrates and many other animals have red blood from iron-rich haemoglobin.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/22 09:39:26 (permalink)
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Many people are amazed when they witness the aurora borealis, more commonly known as the Northern Lights.
 
This curtain of coloured lights in the sky can also be seen in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is called the aurora australis or the southern lights.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/23 16:04:08 (permalink)
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Renowned musician and entertainer, Prince, was born "Prince Rogers Nelson".
 
From 1993 to 2000, he change his name to a symbol that no one could pronounce so people started referring to hims as "the artist formerly known as Prince".
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/29 14:46:29 (permalink)
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WILDEBEEST
-The wildebeest is one of the few African antelopes to have extended its range in the last 50 years.
-They numbered about 250,000 in 1960 and are thought to number 1.5 million today.
-Wildebeest, or gnus, (pronounced 'news'), are noisy. They constantly emit low moans and if disturbed, snort explosively.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/08/30 10:38:17 (permalink)
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The Virunga Mountains that straddle the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, are home to around 480 mountain gorillas, more than half of the world’s entire population (the rest live in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda). 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/09/08 09:51:33 (permalink)
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FETA CHEESE
 
Feta cheese comes only from certain regions of Greece.
 
It is made of the milk of sheep or from a combination of sheep's milk and goats milk.
 
Similar cheeses made be made from cow's milk, but in Greece, those would not be considered to be genuine Feta Cheese

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/09/11 10:14:31 (permalink)
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What Elephant Calls Mean: A User's Guide

From powerful roars to low-frequency rumbles, elephants use a variety of vocalizations to communicate. Their sounds also include snorts, barks, grunts, trumpets, cries, and even imitated sounds. These calls are essential cues for the survival of an elephant family. 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/09/14 09:25:37 (permalink)
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That loose clip on the end of a measuring tape did not get that way from era & tear, it is there for a purpose.
 
Tape Measures are created like that to allow for the extra length that the depth of the clip adds to the tape.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/09/15 09:29:17 (permalink)
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When he was a teenager, Danny DeVito's sister worked at a beauty salon.
 
Danny needed a job, so he worked with her a a cosmetician.
 
He later became a successful actor, appearing in a variety of sitcoms and movies.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/09/23 10:22:12 (permalink)
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Sometimes predictions end up being the completely opposite of what really transpires.
 
Before their careers took off, American actors Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman were voted "The Least Likely to Succeed" in the acting school they attended together.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/10/25 18:47:40 (permalink)
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TRIVIAL PURSUIT... the popular board game, was the brainchild of two Canadians, Chris Haney and Scott Abbott.
 
They invented the game in 1979 and it hit the market in 1982.
 
Since then, many variations of the question set have been made.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/10/28 12:47:06 (permalink)
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a flock of flamingos is called a flamboyance? 

While flamingos are known for their vibrant pink color, they are actually born with gray feathers. The pink hue develops over time, and is due to their diet of algae and other organisms, such as shrimp. 
 

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/09 16:44:02 (permalink)
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The roaring lion in the MGM movie logo was named Volney at lived at the Memphis zoo.
 
 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/12 14:46:11 (permalink)
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The football "huddle" originated at Gallaudet University, the world's only credited four-year Liberal Arts college for the deaf.
 
The huddle was born back in the 19th century when the football team found that opposing teams were reading their 'signed' messages and intercepting their plays.
 
The use off the "huddle" solved that problem and the rest is football history.

 
 
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According to regulations, a race horse's name can be no longer than 18 letters.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/17 23:22:16 (permalink)
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The abbreviation AD (Anno Domini, Year of our Lord), should be properly placed in front of the year.
 
Thus, you have 417 BC, but AD 2001.

 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/18 16:45:30 (permalink)
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We're all familiar with the RCA logo of Nipper the dog listening to the RCA gramophone.
 
But did you know that the original picture had both the dog and the gramophone sitting own his dead master's casket?
 
The idea was that the closest thing to the dead master's voice was the gramophone.
 
The casket bit was eventually considered to be too morbid and they removed it from the logo.
 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/21 00:24:31 (permalink)
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Contrary to popular belief, cuckoo clocks do not come from Switzerland, but come from the Black Forest of Germany
 
 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/21 00:24:42 (permalink)
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There is now an ATM banking machine at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, which has a winter population of 200.
 
 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/21 13:24:59 (permalink)
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The first product to have a UPC code on its packaging was....Wrigley's gum.
 


 
 
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Re: Did You Know?? (some trivia for you...) 2015/11/22 12:34:56 (permalink)
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China is the world's top producer of tomatoes, growing more than 50,000,000 tonnes of them a year.
 
The country surpasses India and the United States in supplying the world with this red fruit.

 
 
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