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Did you know... that Origami , the art of paper folding has been practiced since the Edo period (1603–1867) in Japan and became more popular in the rest of the world in the 20th century ?

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Fact of the Day - GIANTS

 

Did you know... that Giants are beings of human appearance, but of prodigious size and strength common in the mythology and legends of many different cultures? The word 'giant', first attested in 1297, was derived from Gigantes of Greek mythology.

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Did you know... that the Norse mythology holds that the entire world of men was created from the flesh of Ymir , a giant of cosmic proportions , which name is considered by some to share a root with the name Yama of Indo-Iranian mythology ?

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Fact of the Day - PAC-MAN

 

Did you know... that Pac-Man is one of the few games to have been consistently published for over 3 decades, having been remade on numerous platforms and spawned many sequels?

 

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Did you know... Pac-Man's gameplay and ghosts were inspired by comic book characters and animation ? Toru Iwatani ( the creator of Pac-Man ) revealed that the power-up idea was inspired by Popeye , who often defeated his arch rival Bluto by eating spinach . Pac-Man's ghosts were also inspired by comic book characters. " Pac-Man is inspired by all the manga and animation that I’d watch as a kid " Iwatani told Wired in 2010. " The ghosts were inspired by Casper or Obake no Q-Taro '' .

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Fact of the Day - SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

 

Did you know.. that you can’t attend a Saint Patrick’s Day event without hearing a cry of “Erin go Bragh.” What’s the phrase mean? It’s a corruption of the Irish Éirinn go Brách, which means roughly “Ireland Forever.”

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Did you know... that New York City’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest parades ? Since 1762 , 250.000 marchers have traipsed up Fifth Avenue on foot – the parade still doesn’t allow floats , cars , or other modern trappings .

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Did you know... that St. Patrick was not Irish, it is debated where he was born whether it was in England, Scotland or Wales. The day is celebrated in memory of his death and subsequent entrance to heaven rather than his day of birth. The first celebration was also not in Ireland, it was in New York in 1762. You know what.... green was also not his color, it was blue. He never wore green... it was consider unlucky. 

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Fact of the Day - COFFEE

 

Did you know... that the drink dates back to 800 A.D.?  Legend has it that 9th-century goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats, who appeared to "dance" after eating the fruit of the Coffea plant.  A local monk then made a drink with the produce and found that it kept him awake at night, thus the original cup of coffee was born.

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Did you know... that Beethoven enjoyed a good cup of java , and he was particular about its preparation ? He insisted that each cup of coffee was made with exactly 60 beans .

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Did you know... that a cup of black coffee has 1 calorie... and you can actually overdose on coffee but don't worry you will probably need like 30 cups for a lethal dose of caffeine. drink your hearts out boys and girls. 🤣

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Fact of the Day - THEATRES

 

Did you know... that Montréal's theatre scene is spit between French and English language theatre?  The city is home to Le Festival TransAmériques, the Montreal Fringe Festival, the National Theatre School of Canada, the Centaur Theatre, Usine C, Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, and Canada's oldest professional Black theatre company, The Black Theatre Workshop.

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Did you know...  that the largest operating theatrical wardrobe department in the world , is at Walt Disney World in Florida , housing 1.2 million costumes ?

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Fact of the Day - STATUES

 

Did you know... that if a statue of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle? If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

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1 minute ago, DarkRavie said:

Fact of the Day - STATUES

 

Did you know... that if a statue of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle? If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

What if the statue is made while the person was still living?

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1 hour ago, Koby said:

What if the statue is made while the person was still living?

I think they are talking about the times of war when they used horses in battle.  They'd be people of note who died and they are kinda immortalized as statues. 

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Did you know... that the Easter Island Statues are known as Moai and were carved by Rapa Nui people somewhere between 1250 - 1500 CE ?

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 I think in France in the 16-18 century , kings and high nobles were often painted on a horse standing on two legs , but that's paintings . Eatherway cool fact @DarkRavie , didn't know about this one . 

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I think I just double posted . Sorry about that
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