Facts of the Day – December 06, 2014

Facts of the Day – in a scene in Swingers, sirens can be heard in the distance from the state troopers arriving to shut down filming, as the crew did not have a permit to shoot.

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Facts of the Day – studies show day-to-day happiness increases with income until you hit $75k per year. After that, increased income does nothing to increase happiness.

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Facts of the Day –  Mountain Dew was created to be used as a mixer for Whiskey and the name was slang for Moonshine!

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Facts of the Day – When George Washington first ran for the Virginia House of Burgesses, he supplied 164 gallons of of alcohol to only 396 voters so they would like him. Washington won.

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Facts of the Day –  that for over an hour on February 7th 2008, Comcast accidentally broadcast porn instead of Cartoon Network in Nashville, Tennessee. In another incident, Comcast replaced Disney Channel with hardcore porn for subscribers in Lincroft, New Jersey.

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Facts of the Day –  that a 17-year old kid murdered his parents and hid their bodies in a locked bedroom so he could throw a huge house party.

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Facts of the Day – that in the 70’s, Chuck Berry toured with only a guitar, finding some local bands for each show “confident that he could hire a band that already knew his music” and not even giving them a set list “and just expected the musicians to follow his lead”.

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Facts of the Day -Ben and Jerry’s have an actual cemetery for discontinued flavors of ice cream!

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Facts of the Day – punk band The Dead Kennedys were invited to perform at the Bay Area Music Awards to play their song “California Über Alles”. Instead they wrote a new song “Pull My Strings” to make a mockery out of the event and mainstream music.

Facts of the Day –  that Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, had a son who remained loyal to the British crown and fled to London after the war and stayed there for the rest of his life

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Facts of the Day – that Kim Il Sung, founder of North Korea, had a baseball-sized growth on his neck. It was benign but could not be removed due to its location. Official photos of the “Eternal President” were therefore taken from a leftward angle to hide the growth. (Candid photos are in comments.)

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Facts of the Day – The Highest Birthrate of twins in the world, is the town a Nazi scientist fled to after the war. His specific area of study, was twins.

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Facts of the Day – that in Thailand, people commonly greet each other with “Have you eaten yet?” in addition to the usual “How are you?”

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Facts of the Day -that in 2013, the Indian Army began tracking Chinese spy drones that were illegally crossing its border. They did this for 6 months, until it turned out they were just tracking Venus and Jupiter.

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Facts of the Day -that a photographer taking pictures of air pollution unknowingly captured pictures of a couple committing suicide

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Facts of the Day -when Christmas first began, the celebrations included getting intoxicated, having sex, and singing naked in the streets (the origin of modern Christmas caroling).

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Facts of the Day – Marge Simpson from the Simpsons has such huge hair as Matt Groening originally wanted her to be an anthropomorphic bunny, concealing rabbit ears under her hair

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Facts of the Day – the coach of the german soccer team VfL Wolfsburg from 1998 to 2003 was Wolfgang Wolf.

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Facts of the Day -that North Korea once attempted to solve its food shortage problems with ostriches. Most of which end up on the plates of the rich and powerful in Pyongyang.

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Facts of the Day -the lead singer of the 80’s band Toto is musical composer, John Williams’ son.

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Facts of the Day – After President Kennedy’s autopsy, his brain and all autopsy tissues and materials dissapeared. To this day it’s unknown what happened to them.

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Facts of the Day -In Uxbridge, Massachusetts (36 miles southwest of Boston), the local police department has requested that people STOP POOPING ON TRAINS from overpasses.

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Facts of the Day –  mouth-breathing can cause weak jaw development, crooked teeth and other unattractive facial features. It literally makes you ugly!

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Facts of the Day – that the Denver police uses a Smelloscope to find pot smokers that don’t comply with the Denver “odour ordinance”

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Facts of the Day – That in 1996 The New York Times crossword correctly used either candidate of the presidential election as the answer to who would be elected the next day!

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Facts of the Day – the lead singer of the 80’s band Toto is musical composer, John Williams’ son.

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Facts of the Day – the 3 timelines shown in The Grand Budapest Hotel were each shot in a different aspect ratio, to reflect the cinematic history of the period being depicted.

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Facts of the Day – numerous studies find no evidence for Vitamin C (or other cold supplements) reducing/preventing colds and flu

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Facts of the Day – that in 2011, Sir Peter Jackson purchased the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang race car and has been seen driving it around Wellington, NZ. He will also give children a ride in the car for a donation to charity.

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Facts of the Day – in 1985 US Marshalls Service once sent “invitations” to the last known addresses of 5000 known fugitives saying they had won free tickets to a Redskins – Bengals game. When the “winners” arrived to pick up their tickets they were arrested by Deputy Marshals and DC Metropolitan Police officers.

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