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#1 Jan 8, 2013
Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest point in Earth's oceans. The bottom there is 10,924 meters (35,840 feet) below sea level. If Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, were placed at this location it would be covered by over one mile of water.

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#2 Jan 9, 2013
Each year, 86,000 Americans go to the emergency room because they trip over their pet.

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#3 Jan 10, 2013
Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions.

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#4 Jan 11, 2013
Cigarettes have a name of French origin, as a diminutive of cigare, thus 'little cigars'. The Aztecs smoked a hollow reed or cane tube stuffed with tobacco. Other natives of Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America crushed tobacco leaves and rolled the shreds in corn (maize) husk or other vegetable wrappers. But it was the cigar that the conquistadors brought back to Spain as a luxury for the wealthy. It is thought that as early as the 17th century, beggars in Sevilla (Seville) began to pick up discarded cigar butts, shred them, and roll them in scraps of paper (Spanish papeletes) for smoking, thus improvising the first cigarettes.

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#5 Jan 14, 2013
The single deadliest flu pandemic in history was the Spanish flu pandemic during 1918-1919. Occurring in three waves of increasing lethality, the Spanish flu killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS did in 24 years. It also killed more people in one year than smallpox or the Black Plague did in 50 years.

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#6 Jan 15, 2013
President Eisenhower named the presidential retreat Camp David after his grandson. President Franklin Roosevelt previously had called it the 'USS Shangri La.

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#9 Jan 16, 2013
Clint Muldare wrote:
USS stands for United States Ship.It was Camp Shangri La.
Yes, you are correct. I questioned it as well, but did not verify it. Good call...

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#10 Jan 16, 2013
A newborn baby’s brain consumes 87% of its daily calories.

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#11 Jan 18, 2013
Today is 'Winnie The Pooh Day' (in observance of the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, 1882).

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#12 Jan 22, 2013
The Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved two Nobel Prize medals in acid to prevent the Nazis from confiscating them in WWII. After the war, the gold precipitate was then recast back into the medals and returned to the owners.

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#13 Jan 23, 2013
Jockey Frank Hayes holds the dubious distinction of being the only jockey to have won a race while dead. In 1923, he suffered a heart attack mid-race while riding at Belmont Park in New York. By the time the horse, Sweet Kiss (a 20 to 1 long shot) crossed the line in unexpected triumph, Hayes was dead – although he managed to stay in the saddle.

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#14 Jan 24, 2013
Four of the five fastest land animals reside in Africa: the cheetah, the wildebeest, the lion, and the Thomson's gazelle. All of these animals can run at speeds above 50 miles per hour, with the cheetah reaching a top speed of about 70 miles per hour.

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#15 Jan 28, 2013
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was so convinced the White House was haunted that she kept a vial of holy water on her nightstand.

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#16 Jan 29, 2013
The longest place name in the USA is Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggcha ubunagungamaugg in Massachusetts

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#17 Jan 30, 2013
The 10 deadliest spiders, ranked according to their "lethal potential" are: banana spider, Sydney funnel web spider, wolf spider, black widow spider, violin spider/recluse spider, sac spider, and four species of tarantula. However, few spiders are capable of killing humans. Their venom yield is low compared to that of the most dangerous snakes. The term 'tarantula' is confusingly used for various members of the Theraphosidae family and Lycos tarantula, the spider once believed to cause the disease tarantism.

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#18 Jan 31, 2013
I know who the Fart of the Day is. Does that count?

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#19 Jan 31, 2013
Spooky Mulder wrote:
I know who the Fart of the Day is. Does that count?
The fact is that it's not too difficult to figure out to whom you are referring...

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#20 Jan 31, 2013
Leo, the MGM lion, killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed.

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#21 Feb 1, 2013
In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world's nuclear weapons combined.
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#22 Feb 1, 2013
Charles R Darwin wrote:
Leo, the MGM lion, killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed.
I don't believe that is accurate. It was a rumor and SNOPES said it isn't true.

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