Did You Know?'s Blog – July 2011 Archive (9)

Did You Know #9

Fact 1

Jeep vehicles all have seven slots in their front grille because Jeep was the first manufacturer to have its vehicle driven on all seven continents!

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Fact 2

Astronauts can connect to the Internet in space!

In the past, astronauts have been able to post tweets to Twitter;…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 26, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

Did You Know #8

 

Fact 1

The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots, and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today. Before this, pretty much all carrots were purple with mutated versions occasionally popping up including yellow and…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 25, 2011 at 13:14 — No Comments

Did You Know #7

Fact 1

No word in the English language rhymes with purple, orange, month or silver.

 

Fact 2

Those stars and colours you see when you rub your eyes are called phosphenes.

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Fact 3

When you kiss someone for a minute, you both burn about 2.6 calories.

According to that math, it would take about an hour of…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 20, 2011 at 9:40 — No Comments

Did You Know #6

Fact 1

 

Martha Stewart has been struck by lightning 3 times!

Naturally, the famous home decorator was at home each time. One time, she was struck by lightning in the stomach while washing dishes. Another time, she was on the phone, and lightning traveled through her skylight, hit her hand while she was holding onto a metal stand, traveled through her…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 18, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Did You Know #5

  

Fact 1

2% of Earth's people have red hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact 2

An elephant can die from a broken heart.

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Added by Did You Know? on July 16, 2011 at 13:28 — No Comments

Did You Know #4

Fact 1

Colombian sports fans brought their friend's dead body and coffin to a soccer match.

Christopher Jacome, a 17-year-old Colombian soccer fan, was tragically gunned down while playing his beloved sport. After his funeral wake, a group of friends carried him and his coffin to the local soccer stadium to catch one final match! Cucuta Deportivo, Christopher’s…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 15, 2011 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Did You Know #3

Fact 1

The song "Kung Fu Fighting" only took ten minutes to record.

In 1974, Indian-born producer Biddu needed someone to record the song "I Want to Give You My Everything," so he contacted vocalist Carl Douglas. The single needed a quick and easy B-side, so Biddu composed a melody and Douglas provided some lyrics. The B-side was based on the martial arts craze that…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 14, 2011 at 17:56 — 3 Comments

Did You Know - Paris Hilton Has size 11 feet

PARIS HILTON WEARS A SIZE 11 SHOE

an excerpt from her book: “I desperately hate one thing about my body: I have size 11 feet. I can’t believe people care what shoe size I wear! I mean, I’m not a guy so it doesn’t mean anything! Yeah, it sucks. But really, I don’t even care anymore. It sucks because in stores I see all these supercute shoes like Guccis,…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 13, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Did You Know- Introduction

This is my first on neofundi so here goes. I will introduce new and interesting facts as time allows. Hope you like.

Fact 1

There are weird similarities between Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy.

•Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

•Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.



•Both were shot…

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Added by Did You Know? on July 12, 2011 at 21:00 — 8 Comments


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