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#147 Jun 6, 2013
In 1907, when Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) wore a one-piece suit in Boston that revealed her arms and legs, she was promptly arrested for indecent exposure.

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#148 Jun 7, 2013
Yale University was named after Elihu Yale (1649-1721), a governor of the British East India Company who donated a crate of goods to the fledgling school.

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#149 Jun 7, 2013
A hurricane releases 50 trillion to 200 trillion watts of heat energy. This is as much energy as a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes.

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#150 Jun 10, 2013
The curse used to kill Harry Potter's parents, “Avada Kedavra,” derives from a phrase in Aramaic Abhadda kedhabhra, which means to “disappear like this word.” It was used to make illness disappear, but there’s no proof it was meant to kill anyone. It is also likely the origin of abracadabra, which was used by doctors to cure fevers.

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#151 Jun 11, 2013
The Norwalk virus or Norovirus (the virus that causes the stomach flu) can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more.

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#152 Jun 12, 2013
When Tutankhamen’s tomb was opened in 1922, the wine jars buried with him were labeled with the year, the name of the winemaker, and comments such as “very good wine.” The labels were so specific that they could actually meet modern wine label laws of several countries.

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#153 Jun 13, 2013
Although it is much colder on Mars than on Earth, the similar tilt of Earth’s and Mars’ axes means they have similar seasons. Like Earth's, Mars’ north and south polar caps shrink in the summer and grow in the winter. In addition, a day on Mars is 24 hours 37 minutes—nearly the same as Earth’s. No other planet shares such similar characteristics with Earth.
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#154 Jun 13, 2013
The chemical composure of our body is 99% the same as ANY organic lifeform on earth. the molecular signature and markers are unbelievably very close to identical.
Were all composed of carbon and water.
In essence were all pretty much cousins,lol
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#155 Jun 13, 2013
In the late 1800's a scientist weighed teburculosis patients minutes,sometimes seconds before death,
And then immediately after death,and deduced that our soul/life essence weighs 7oz.
The same man performed very similar tests under the same circumstances,with dogs , some had teburculosis
And as part of the test being actual and fully scientific
Some had other disease, while the others were euthaneised , the test results were the same,causing a very large portion of the scientific community to believe this.
Years later it turned out that these tests overlooked one thing, the lung capacity of both human and German shepherd are almost identical, and the 7oz of weight unaccountable was due to the last breath.

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#156 Jun 14, 2013
The Romans did not use soap. To get rid of sweat and grime, they would cover themselves with oil and then scrape off the oil with special a scraper made of metal, wood, or bone called a strigil.

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#157 Jun 17, 2013
Gephyrophobia is the fear of bridges.

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#158 Jun 18, 2013
A child’s bladder can hold an ounce or more of urine for every year of age. Adult bladders can hold up to 2½ cups of urine for two to five hours. They feel the urge to urinate five to seven times a day, whenever they collect a cup’s worth.

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#160 Jun 19, 2013
Most scientists believe the moon formed as a result of a “Giant Impact,” or “Giant Whack.” According to this theory, a Mars-sized planet struck a glancing blow to early Earth. The impact “splashed off” rocks and debris into space, forming a huge ring around Earth that later clumped together to form the moon.

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#161 Jun 20, 2013
The "Ed Sullivan Show" premiered in 1948 - but was first called "Toast of the Town" (till 1955). It became the longest-running variety show (through 1971) and showcased all types of acts. Thousands of performers made their television debut on the show, among them Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, Victor Borge, Walt Disney, Hedy Lamarr, and Jane Powell. The largest audiences were attracted by the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

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#162 Jun 21, 2013
Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.

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#163 Jun 25, 2013
The “Three Little Pigs“—released May 27, 1933, and produced by Walt Disney—was seen as symbolic of the Great Depression, with the wolf representing the Depression and the three little pigs representing average citizens who eventually succeeded by working together.

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#165 Jun 25, 2013
If a woman offers to pay for everything, chances are she isn’t that into the date. There’s an unspoken understanding that a man paying for everything is a form of “copulatory gift,” which is almost universal in all animal species.

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#166 Jun 26, 2013
From the Greek autos meaning “self,” autism literally means “alone.”

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#167 Jun 27, 2013
A 1552 B.C. Egyptian papyrus provides an early description of what seems to be diabetes and specifically mentions polyuria (frequent urination). Up until the 11th century A.D., diabetes was typically diagnosed by “water tasters” who drank the urine of those thought to have diabetes. Those who had sweet-tasting urine were thought to have diabetes mellitus (Latin for "honey"), or Type 1 diabetes.

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#168 Jun 27, 2013
Greta Garbo was born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson

Judy Garland's birth name was Frances Gumm

Kiki Dee's real name is Paula Matthews

Whoopi Goldburg was born as Karen Johnson

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