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Old 12-04-2016, 06:56 PM   #1
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DYK that Maine is the only US state that has only one syllable!
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DYK that the oldest person alive today was born in 1899?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Morano
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Cool idea for a thread! I'm trying to think of some fun facts!


DYK that Orange tabby cats are mainly male,there are some female but not nearly as many as there are males. Even more rare are Calico males. Calico cats are almost always female!
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DYK that Maine is the only US state that has only one syllable!

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From Amazing Facts for National Trivia Day:

The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy.
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DYK that Reno, Nevada is farther west than Los Angeles, Ca.
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DYK that hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.
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DYK that Lucille Ball was 6 years older than Desi.
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DYK Martha Washington, our first first lady, was a widow with 4 children
(2 of which were deceased) when she married George Washington.
Martha and George never had children of their own.
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DYK Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants.

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Charlas Dickens "The Christmas Carol" has the most remakes, 100's if not 1000's

The remakes (and adaptations) can be found in:

Theatre
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DYK that Arlington National Cemetery is located on the Confederate
General Robert E. Lee's estate.
More than a decade after Lee’s death, the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. government had seized his estate without due process and ordered it returned to his family in the same condition as when it was illegally confiscated. If followed, the ruling could have required the exhumation of all of Arlington’s dead, but instead Lee’s son officially sold the property to Congress for $150,000 in 1883. There would have been nearly 17,000
exhumations!
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DYK that L. Frank Baum got the name of the country from a file cabinet drawer.
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DYK that the original name for a computer mouse was "X-Y position indicator for a display system"
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