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« Reply #375 on: November 27, 2012, 05:23:35 PM »


The Constitution of the Confederate States of America actually banned the slave trade.


A bit misleading - it only banned the importation of slaves from overseas. "Sec. 9. (I) The importation of negroes of the African race from any foreign country other than the slaveholding States or Territories of the United States of America, is hereby forbidden..." Importing slaves from Georgia to Alabama was perfectly fine.
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« Reply #376 on: November 28, 2012, 01:29:25 AM »

'Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia' is the fear of long words.


Someone was being a troll when he/she made up that word.
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« Reply #377 on: November 29, 2012, 08:41:58 PM »

Ted Moore BSC was the first South African to win an Academy Award, not Charlize Theron.  Smile

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« Reply #378 on: November 29, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »

The oldest reliably dated stone spearpoints found in North America are called Clovis points, and they are over 12,000 years old.  They were frequently used to kill mammoths.


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« Reply #379 on: December 03, 2012, 01:39:13 AM »

Ted Moore BSC was the first South African to win an Academy Award, not Charlize Theron.  Smile

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« Reply #380 on: December 04, 2012, 01:27:18 PM »

The reproductive organ of the male gorilla is about one inch in length. Its counterpart in the blue whale is about six feet. The proper name of that appendage among all cetaceans is a "dork".

Hmm, I guess I wasn't totally asleep in science class after all...
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« Reply #381 on: December 05, 2012, 09:31:29 PM »

The sarsen stones at Stonehenge were brought 160 miles from Wales to Wiltshire. It would have been a shorter distance but the men in charge of the project got lost on the way and refused to stop and ask for directions.
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« Reply #382 on: December 06, 2012, 08:55:46 PM »

All polar bears are left handed ... or left pawed anyway. 

Crocodiles can't stick out their tongues. 

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« Reply #383 on: December 06, 2012, 10:40:51 PM »

A strawberry is not an actual berry, but a banana is.
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« Reply #384 on: December 07, 2012, 03:41:19 PM »

Mother Goose was a real person.....
As a British immigrant to the United States, her earlier works were intended as bawdy political protest songs. (Particularly, The Cat & The Fiddle.)
(I forget her real name)
She got the name "Mother Goose" when she married an American widower named Goose, who already had ten children of his own, and by whom, she would have ten more children, thus inspiring The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe.
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« Reply #385 on: December 08, 2012, 03:38:10 PM »

Mother Goose was a real person.....
As a British immigrant to the United States, her earlier works were intended as bawdy political protest songs. (Particularly, The Cat & The Fiddle.)
(I forget her real name)
She got the name "Mother Goose" when she married an American widower named Goose, who already had ten children of his own, and by whom, she would have ten more children, thus inspiring The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe.

Her real name was Elizabeth Foster or Mary, with no known last name. Historians are also divided as to when she lived and died.  Elizabeth Foster lived from 1665 to 1758, while Mary lived from 1648 to 1690. And her husband, Mr. Isaac Goose, was also known as Vergoose and Vertigoose. So, we could have had a Mother Vergoose and/or a Mother Vertigoose.
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« Reply #386 on: December 08, 2012, 04:02:57 PM »

Adam West got the role of Batman primarily due to his playing a James Bond parody in a Nestlé Quik ad. 

Two years after the Batman series ended, he was offered the actual role of James Bond for the movie Diamonds Are Forever but he turned it down because he thought James Bond should always be played by somebody British. 



On a TV special on the TV show "Batman," they showed that Nextle Quik ad, and Adam West was really good in it. Thus, one can see why he was then offered the title role in "Batman" the TV series.

As for James Bond should always be played by somebody British, there goes American actor Ed Nelson, who  was the first actor to assay the role on film, in 1954, on an episode of the TV series "Climax," or some eight years before Sean Connery played the part on the big screen. The villain opposite Ed Nelson was Peter Lorre in the part of Le Chiffre.
Technically, he played Jimmy Bond, an American secret agent.  (This was before the novels became popular, so the writers could take some liberties.)
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« Reply #387 on: December 08, 2012, 04:04:49 PM »

Red Velvet Cake / Cupcakes contain bug juice.
And Mayonnaise.
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« Reply #388 on: December 09, 2012, 02:15:39 PM »

there is a book called The Pop up Book of Phobias

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« Reply #389 on: December 12, 2012, 02:13:55 PM »

Daniel Boone is not really buried in the tomb of Daniel Boone in Frankfort, Kentucky.
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