Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CELEBRITY FACTS #4 - Julia Roberts Taught Herself to Use Her Right Hand...

Talented girl in more ways than one!


Saturday, September 16, 2017

FAST FACT #2

Buffalo Chicken Wings, an American classic, was said to have been accidentally invented back in 1964 when...


Thursday, September 7, 2017

FAST FACT #1

On opening day in 1937, the San Francisco Chronicle Newspaper referred to the Golden Gate bridge as...


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

RANDOM FACT #37 - A Chicken Once Lived WITHOUT its HEAD - for 18 Months



Talk about a miracle! Many of you may remember this unbelievable story. The whole thing was intriguing right from the get go. Why did the owner of the chicken screwed up the slaughter? It was not like it was his first time. And after realizing his mistake, why didn't he correct it and finish off the chicken - like most farmers would have likely done. Maybe it was meant to be? We've sure learnt a thing or two since then about the brain and brainstem function - at least in chickens anyways...

Mike the Headless Chicken (April 20, 1945 – March 17, 1947), also known as Miracle Mike, was a Wyandotte chicken that lived for 18 months after his head had been cut off. Although the story was thought by many to be a hoax, the bird's owner took him to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah to establish the facts.

Friday, June 23, 2017

CANADIAN FACTS #6 -There's a DRINK Served Up in the YUKON Garnished with a DEHYDRATED TOE



The origins of the recipe dates back to the 1920s prohibition era when, according to legend, a Dawson City rum-runner named Louie Linken and his brother Otto, ran into an awful blizzard during one of their cross-border deliveries. In an effort to help direct his dog team, Louie stepped off the sled and into some icy overflow - soaking his foot thoroughly.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

CELEBRITY FACTS #2 - TOM CRUISE was Awarded With his Own Special Day Named After Him

October 10, 2006, was declared "Tom Cruise Day" in Japan



Tom's love and close association with Japan was so strong that he was awarded with his own day.

Cruise's film, The Last Samurai, grossed $117 million more in Japan than it did in the U.S.
The actor has spent endless hours researching his role in the movie – a movie which focused on Japanese culture and tradition. The actor has visited the nation more than any other major movie star and spends hours on end with fans in the country.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

CANADIAN Facts #5 - It Rained GEESE in Manitoba Once



CELEBRITY FACTS #1 - George Foreman's 5 Sons are all Named GEORGE

George Jr., George III (“Monk”), George IV (“Big Wheel”), George V (“Red”), and George VI (“Little Joey”).


Foreman has 12 children all together: five sons and seven daughters. He once told CBN in an interview on fatherhood: “I named all my sons George Edward Foreman. And I tell people, ‘If you’re going to get hit as many times as I’ve been hit by Mohammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, Evander Holyfield– you’re not going to remember many names.”

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RANDOM FACT #36 - The DEADLIEST SCHOOL DISASTER in American History Killed HUNDREDS - Most of Them Children


In the mid-1930s, the Great Depression was in full swing, but the London school district was one of the richest in America. A 1930 oil find in Rusk County had boosted the local economy and educational spending grew with it. The London School, a large structure of steel and concrete, was constructed in 1932 at a cost of $1 million (roughly $17.6 million today). The London Wildcats (a play on the term "wildcatter", for an oil prospector) played football in the first stadium in the state to have electric lights.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CANADIAN Facts #3 - The PAINT ROLLER was Invented by Canadian Norman Breakey



The basic device was invented in 1940 by the Canadian Norman Breakey (born 1891- died aft. 1940). Breakey was never able to produce his invention in large enough numbers to profit from it before others made small changes to the paint roller's design and were able to market it as their own invention.
One of the others was Richard Croxton Adams who held the first U.S. patent on the paint roller. He claimed to have developed it in his basement workshop in 1940 while working for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company.



Friday, January 6, 2017

RANDOM FACT #35 - The CIA Once Used a Bugged Cat to Spy on the Russians...



Everyone likes to eavesdrop on everyone else but at what lengths are willing to go through?
Thanks to some (partially) declassified documents in 2001 from the CIA's Science and Technology Directorate, one can get an idea of just how far. Back in the 60s, the CIA attempted to train a surgically altered cat, wired with transmitting and control devices, to become a mobile, eavesdropping platform...
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