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Today's Fun Fact
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      7 comments

The idea of the Panama Canal first came about in 1530s when the then King of Spain (Charles V) sent out surveyors to study the possibility of carving a canal, facilitating travel from Spain, to Peru. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      6 comments

Cape Farewell in Greenland is the windiest place on the planet.... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Monday, February 24, 2020      9 comments

The longest game in major league baseball history was a 25-inning affair on May 8, 1984 when the Chicago White Sox beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. The game lasted 8 hours and 6 minutes. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Sunday, February 23, 2020      10 comments

In addition to birth stones, each month has birth flowers (was not aware of this) February's birth flowers are Violets and Primrose. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Saturday, February 22, 2020      8 comments

By average annual rainfall, the wettest place is Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India, with 11,873 millimeters (467 inches) of rain per year. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Friday, February 21, 2020      7 comments

TGIF! Or if you are in the U.K. or Australia, Friday is sometimes referred to by the acronym “POETS Day,” which stands for “Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.” Either way - I hope your Friday is ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Thursday, February 20, 2020      3 comments

Indian paintbrushes are hemiparasitic, digging their roots into neighboring plants to steal nutrients. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      11 comments

Today's blog is a continuation of yesterday's since I had never heard of renovated butter. Renovated butter is a product made from butter that either has gone rancid, or that was impure. The purpose is to end up with a butter that is usable... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Tuesday, February 18, 2020      11 comments

In Iowa anyone trying to pass off margarine as real butter is guilty of a misdemeanor under the state's food-labeling laws. "Renovated butter" must also be labeled as such. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Monday, February 17, 2020      8 comments

The first pre-packaged, boxed cereal was called Wheatena and created in New York in 1879 by George H. Hoyt, according to Homestat Farm, the company that eventually bought the Wheatena brand in 2001. Before Hoyt, most cereals (usually wheat- or o... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Sunday, February 16, 2020      14 comments

Mel Blanc actually ate carrots while voicing the iconic character. Watched Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner every Saturday growing up.... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Saturday, February 15, 2020      7 comments

Incas believed that sunflowers were the physical manifestation of the Sun God on Earth. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Thursday, February 13, 2020      10 comments

Humming Birds are the smallest migrating bird. They don’t migrate in flocks like other species, and they typically travel alone for up to 500 miles at a time. Their name comes from the humming noise their wings make because they beat so fast. ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      9 comments

First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. This fellow won last night ... Read more
Today's Fun Fact
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      9 comments

Rain is not actually shaped like a teardrop. When water molecules condense and bind together in the atmosphere before falling, they form a more-or-less spherical shape. As they fall, they encounter air pressure, flattening the bottom of the drop... Read more

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