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    Here's a new game. Write one fact about the topic called for. Everyday will be a new topic Fact of the day - CATS Did you know.... some cats are allergic to humans?
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    Fact of the Day - THE ALPHABET Did you know.... that About 100 languages rely on the Roman alphabet? Used by roughly two billion people, it's the world's most popular script. As David Sacks notes in Letter Perfect(2004), "There are variations of the Roman alphabet: For example, English employs 26 letters; Finnish, 21; Croatian, 30. But at the core are the 23 letters of ancient Rome. (The Romans lacked J, V, and W.)" There are more than 40 distinct sounds (or phonemes) in English. Because we have just 26 letters to represent those sounds, most letters stand for more than one sound. The consonant c, for example, is pronounced differently in the three words cook, city, and (combined with h) chop.
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    Fact of the Day - OKTOBERFEST Did you know... that Oktoberfest is a 204-year-old tradition that wasn't originally a beer festival.? The first Oktoberfest was held to honour the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, in 1810. Now that's what we call a wedding party! Since 1950, each Oktoberfest begins with a parade of extravagantly decorated horses pulling kegs, as well as carriages full of waiters, staff, and tent owners. At noon on the first Saturday, the mayor of Munich taps the first keg of special Oktoberfest brew and yells “O’zapft ist!” -- Bavarian for "it’s tapped" -- before 12 ceremonial shots are fired, signaling to tents across the fest that beer can finally be served. Locals line up as early as 6am. The beer is a special brew and extra strong. One mass of Oktoberfest beer is the equivalent of eight shots of Schnapps. It's specially brewed by Munich’s finest breweries for the occasion and is about 1.3% stronger than your average draft suds.
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    Fact of the Day - HIPPOPOTAMUS Did you know.... that the closest living relative of cetaceans, which includes whales, porpoises and dolphins, are hippos? They can easily outrun humans. Think hippos are slow, lumbering mammals? Think again. People who underestimate the hippo are shocked when they discover that the creature is capable of rampaging across the land at an impressive 40 kilometres per hour. Even though they sometimes roam for miles out of the water, they always like to have a clear route back to their favourite pool or river. Block this path and you might find out what it feels like to be run over by two-ton hunk of hippo.
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    Fact of the Day - MR. POTATO HEAD Did you know.... that the original Mr. Potato Head was missing a head? The original model didn't come with the familiar brown plastic potato. In 1949, Brooklyn inventor and designer George Lerner (1922–1995) came up with a revolutionary idea: a toy that children could design themselves. His toy came bundled as a set of plastic body parts—noses, mouths, eyes—and accessories—hats, eyeglasses, a pipe—that were attached to pins. Children would then decorate a potato or other vegetable with the pieces, inventing as they went along. Lerner shopped his toy idea around for a year but met with resistance. During World War II, the U.S. had suffered through food rationing and somehow using a potato as a toy seemed like a waste. So, instead, Lerner sold his idea to a cereal company for US$5,000, who would distribute his plastic parts as prizes in cereal. In 1951, the Rhode Island Hassenfeld Brothers company was primarily a toy manufacturing and distributing company, making modeling clay and doctor and nurse kits. When they met George Lerner, they saw great potential and paid the cereal company to stop production, buying the rights to Mr. Potato Head for $7,000. They gave Lerner $500 in advance and 5 percent royalties for every set sold. Those first sets had hands, feet, ears, two mouths, two pairs of eyes, and four noses; three hats, eyeglasses, a pipe, and eight pieces of felt suitable for beards and mustaches. They came with a styrofoam head that children could use, but instructions suggested a potato or other vegetable would do as well.
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    Did you know.... that the Inagawa-kai is the third largest Yakuza family in Japan, with roughly 15,000 members divided into 313 clans. ... Rather than a stand-alone gang, the Aizukotetsu-kai is a federation of approximately 100 of Kyoto's various Yakuza groups. Its name comes from the Aizu region, "Kotetsu", a type of Japanese sword.
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    Fact of the Day

    @Grundy Welcome back! Fact of the Day - AQUARIUMS Did you know... that in 1832, French scientist, marine biologist, Jeanne Villepreux-Power invented the first glass aquarium? Her invention was designed to help Jeanne with her observations and experiments on the marine species. By using the aquarium as a tool for her research, Jeanne became the first to discover that A. Argo produces its own shell rather than obtaining the shell from another organism. Jeanne reasoned that the tiny organisms that accompanied the egg mass contained within the shell of A. Argo were males of the species. Later other marine biologists revealed that those organisms were male reproductive organs that attached themselves to the women’s mantle. After inventing her first aquarium, Jeanne developed two other aquarium designs: a glass apparatus placed within a cage for use in shallow water and a cagelike aquarium capable of lowering its contents to various depths.
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    Fact of the Day - LICENSE PLATES Did you know... that every vehicle owner is required to display license plates on his/her vehicle. But did you know that wasn’t always the case? New York was the first state to require vehicles bear a license plate (1901), but Massachusetts was the first state to have state-issued plates (1903). Prior to implementing state-issued plates, New York residents made their own, displaying their initials on the identifying tag. The very first state-issued plate in Massachusetts read, simply, “1,” and was issued to a gentleman named Frederick Tudor. A member of his family still holds an active registration on the tag today, 113 years later. Between September 1, 1903 (the date all Massachusetts vehicle-owners were required to have a state-issued tag) and December 31, 1903, Massachusetts issued 3,241 tags. The first state-issued tags were made of iron covered with porcelain enamel. Delaware still offers a porcelain plate and is the only state to continue to do so. The starting fee for the porcelain version is $110. Because the fragility of the porcelain plates made them impractical, manufacturers experimented with replacement materials such as cardboard, leather and even pressed soybeans.
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