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The Rockstar with a PhD... and 8 other Facinating Facts!

1. A mentally ill man, William Chester Minor, while a patient at the Broadmoor Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Britain, became the largest contributor to the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. He later cut off his penis and was sent back to the United States… (QF 647)

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You may know that the Chinese invented fireworks. You might not know they were a result of failed alchemy experiments.
The Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, and numerous other celebrations across the globe wouldn’t be what they are today without fireworks. It turns out that we owe our fascination with the pyrotechnic displays to ancient Chinese pyromaniacs. Sometime between 600 and 900 A.D., a few alchemists, hoping to concoct an elixir that would make them live forever, instead found [...]
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When you think about it, trowing darts at a target is kind of a weird game. Here's how it got started.
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Get ready for the Fourth with this great round up of Independence Day trivia.
For those in the United States celebrating Independence Day and looking to have something interesting to talk to your friends and relatives about at your respective barbeques, here is some conversation fodder to both make yourself look smarter and avoid having to discuss once again how your cousin’s three year old daughter is already showing every sign of being the [...]
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The banana apocalypse, police uniform colors and the origin of the season's names are all covered in some of our newest videos.
In this week’s “best of” our YouTube channel, we discuss why we call the seasons Summer, Autumn (or Fall), Winter, and Spring; what PEZ stands for and some interesting things about its creator; the fact that soon enough the type of banana we eat today probably won’t be available in the supermarkets anymore; who was the first to pee on [...]
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Roald Dahl and James Bond... and 7 other Amazing Facts!

1. Famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was once a sniper of the Israeli Defense Force. She was also a survivor of the holocaust, but unfortunately the rest of her family was killed. Dr. Ruth had this to say about her sniping days: “When I was in my routine training for the Israeli army as a teenager, they discovered completely by chance that I was a lethal sniper. I could hit the target smack in the center further away than anyone could believe. Not just that, even though I was tiny and not even much of an athlete, I was incredibly accurate throwing hand grenades too. Even today I can load a Sten automatic rifle in a single minute, blindfolded.” (QF 696)

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Why Engines are Commonly Measured in Horsepower!

We owe the “horsepower” unit of engine power measurement to Scottish engineer James Watt.
In the early 1780s, after making a vastly superior steam engine to the then classic Newcomen steam engine, Watt was looking for a way to market his invention, advertising the fact that his engine used about 75% less fuel than a similarly powered Newcomen, among many other improvements.

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The History of the Hollywood Sign!

While today the famous Hollywood sign is considered an icon of the town, originally it wasn’t anything so special and had some significant differences to the version we see today. Specifically, in the beginning it read “HOLLYWOODLAND” and was lit with about 4,000, 20 watt light bulbs, which would flash “HOLLY” then “WOOD” then “LAND” then “HOLLYWOODLAND” repeatedly.

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Say Hasta La Vista to ignorance of #TheTerminator when you watch this great fact-filled video.
This is the first video from our new movie trivia YouTube channel, Flick Facts, where we’ll cover all the interesting tidbits surrounding various movies. Subscribe here! TRANSCRIPT Released in 1985 on a relatively shoe-string budget of around $6.5 million, The Terminator is a bona fide cinema classic, but few are aware of how close this Sci-Fi cornerstone came to never [...]
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Today’s Daily Knowledge video:

The Origin of the Hokey Pokey!

Like many innocuous songs and dances that you’d assume have fairly benign origins, the Hokey Pokey is believed by some to have fairly sinister beginnings. There are those who insist the song originated with Scottish Puritans in the UK as an anti-Catholic taunt. The words “hokey cokey,” which is how the song is sung in the UK, is supposedly derived from the magician’s incantation “hocus pocus.” Hocus Pocus popped up in the 17th century as a part of the conjuration phrase: “Hocus pocus, tontus talontus, vade celeriter jubeo.” It’s thought by some that this derived from the phrase spoken at Catholic Mass: hoc est enim corpus meum,” or “for this is my body.”

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I use to love doing the Hokey Pokey at the skating rings in the USA.  Great memories. The cart selling the ice cream had the  WORDS "Friary Action" (something like that)  on it, I wonder if that was part of the Catholic Church the "Friars" a group of monks that would integrate themselves into society.  Interesting, Great video .  Peace 
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Famous seer #Nostradamus died on this day, 1566 -and yes, he did predict it to some extent.
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