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#189 Jul 25, 2013
The first soup was made from hippopotamus and dates back to 6000 B.C.

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#190 Jul 26, 2013
Green is typically not worn at Scottish weddings because it is the color of fairies and an omen of revenge. It is considered unlucky to even eat green vegetables at a Scottish wedding.

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#191 Jul 29, 2013
An earthquake in A.D. 1201 in the eastern Mediterranean is labeled the worst earthquake in history and claimed an estimated one million lives.

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#192 Jul 30, 2013
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud is one of the more famous proponents of cocaine. After trying the drug for the first time in 1884, he recommended it as a useful treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction.

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#193 Jul 31, 2013
The eyes of a horse are larger than most other animals', and they can move independently, giving the horse a shallow panoramic vision. Because its lenses are inflexible, a horse will focus on an image by moving its head to direct light rays to the central part of the retina. Horses can also see in color.

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#194 Aug 12, 2013
The post-WWII hyperinflation of Hungary holds the record for the most rapid monthly inflation increase ever: 41,900,000,000,000,000% for July 1946, which means prices doubled every 13.5 hours.
hey marce

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#195 Aug 12, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
The first soup was made from hippopotamus and dates back to 6000 B.C.
I was there and tasted it. Let me tell you, it's not all it's cracked up to be.
hey marce

Chula Vista, CA

#196 Aug 12, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
The post-WWII hyperinflation of Hungary holds the record for the most rapid monthly inflation increase ever: 41,900,000,000,000,000% for July 1946, which means prices doubled every 13.5 hours.
I love your factlets. Where do you find them?

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#197 Aug 12, 2013
hey marce wrote:
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I love your factlets. Where do you find them?
Thanks. I find them mostly on trivia websites.

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#198 Aug 13, 2013
Dolphins don’t have a sense of smell, but they do have a sense of taste and, like humans, can distinguish between sweet, sour, bitter, and salty tastes.

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#199 Aug 14, 2013
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his inauguration. In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.
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Spring, TX

#200 Aug 15, 2013
The Woodlands Population - January 2009:
90,000 people

Population of 10 Mile Area Including The Woodlands:
372,350 people

The Woodlands Estimated Popualation by January 2014:
125,000 people

Population by Village:
Cochrans Crossing - 16,100
Panther Creek - 13,750
Grogans Mill - 13,500
Sterling Ridge - 9,800
Indian Springs - 6,350
College Park - 5,300
Creekside Park - 850
Town Center - 850
Carlton Woods - 650
East Shore - 200

Population Density: 2,328 people per square mile.

Ethnicity & Racial Makeup:
92.4% White
2.8% Asian
1.8% African American
.3% Native American
1.4% Other Races
1.4% Two or more Races
Hispanic or Latino of any race: 6.65%

Household Information:
Average Household Size: 2.78 people.
47% have children under 18 years old.
69% include married couples living together.
19% are made up of individuals.
7.5% include someone over the age of 65 living alone.
Median Household Income -$95,000
Average Family Income -$110,000
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#201 Aug 15, 2013
Facts for the Day:

Houston is not BFE, Tx

Neither is the Woodlands, TX in BFE, TX

In fact, there is no BFE, TX

You can literally be in Spring and drive a short distance and be in the Woodlands, Tx.

People don't always live where their internet provider has them coming in from. Duh!

You can't fix stupid and I see a great deal of stupid here.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#202 Aug 15, 2013
http://www.houstontexasrealestate.com/neighbo...

Check out the map and get a clue.

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#203 Aug 15, 2013
The public dining room that ultimately became known as the restaurant originated in France. The first restaurant proprietor was A. Boulanger, a soup vendor, who opened his business in Paris in 1765. The sign above his door advertised restoratives or restaurants, referring to the soups and broths available within. The institution took its name from that sign, and restaurant now denotes a public eating place in English, French, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Romanian, and many other languages. The specialty restaurant (serving one or two kinds of food, such as seafood or steak), the cafeteria, and fast food establishments are types of restaurants originating in the U.S.
heymarce

Chula Vista, CA

#204 Aug 15, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his inauguration. In the photo, he is standing near John Wilkes Booth, his future assassin.
Creepy omen.
Shopaholic

Spring, TX

#205 Aug 15, 2013
The Woodlands
Located just north of Intercontinental Airport up I-45, The Woodlands is one of Houston's more affluent suburbs. Fifteen to twenty years ago, it was a developing area whose major draw was space and an escape from the city life. Today, however, the Houston Woodlands is a fully developed community that has all of the conveniences of the city within a minute drive.

***Let's see if Darrin got his new 3.0 readers so he can see clearly now.

Here's another clue: When one spouse clears six figures, typically the other spouse doesn't feel a need to work a job where he/she is chained to a desk for 8 hours.
Woodlands Waterway

Spring, TX

#206 Aug 15, 2013
You will never figure out the way things are here. For example, the ER for
the Woodlands Memorial Hermann Hospital has this address:

Memorial Hermann-Woodlands-ER
9250 Pinecroft Dr, Shenandoah, TX 77380

Keep scratching yourself. Maybe it will come to you.

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#207 Aug 16, 2013
The English are sometimes called “limeys” because British sailors would eat limes to stave off scurvy. Limes were later replaced by lemons due to the lack of adequate vitamin C in lime juice.

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#208 Aug 19, 2013
The word magazine also means "storehouse," and all magazines are collections of articles (and advertisements) published at regular intervals. The first magazine published in America was "The American Magazine, or a Monthly View of the Political State of the British Colonies," edited by John Webbe and published in Philadelphia in 1741. It appeared just three days before Benjamin Franklin's "General Magazine and Historical Chronicle for All the British Plantations in America."

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