Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ten of . . .


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Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. He was so proud of that invention that he asked to be buried in one. His family honoured his request by having part of his cremated ashes put in a Pringles can in his grave. 

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JFK (above, centre), C.S. Lewis (left), and Aldous Huxley (right) all died on the same day, 22 November 1963. Kennedy’s assassination overshadowed the deaths of Huxley and Lewis.
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A T1-83 calculator has more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
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In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teenagers thought Sherlock Holmes was a real person, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.


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If the Simpsons aged normally, Bart would be older than Marge was in the first episode.


The Simpson family as they originally appeared in shorts from The Tracey Ullman Show as their television debut in 1987.


The Simpsons now.
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When a hippopotamus is upset, its sweat turns red,
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The Sphynx is a hairless breed of cat developed through selective breeding, starting in the 1960s. Their skin is the colour that their fur would be, and all the usual cat markings may be found on Sphynx skin. Because they have no coat, they lose more body heat than coated cats. This makes them warm to the touch as well as heat-seeking. And they’re fugly.





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Cherophobia is a psychological condition of aversion to happiness. Individuals may deliberately avoid experiences and situations that may lead to happiness, one reason being a beklief that when one is happy, a negative event will soon follow that will destroy the happiness, as if being punished for the happiness.


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Ed Headrick, the inventor of the Frisbee, died in 2002 aged 78. As per his wishes, he was cremated with his ashes being mixed with plastic to make Frisbees. These were given to friends and family members, with one being thrown by his wife onto the roof of The Ed Headrick Memorial Museum.


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Shakespeare's play Macbeth is said to be cursed, so actors avoid saying its name when in the theatre, the euphemism "The Scottish Play" being used instead. If an actor speaks the name "Macbeth" in a theatre prior to one of the performances, he or she is required to leave the theatre building, spin around three times, spit, curse, and then knock to be allowed back in.


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