LITTLE KNOWN FACTS

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Printing the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency was a mandate handed down by Abraham Lincoln’s Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase. During his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt attempted to remove the slogan because he, as a devout Christian, felt that putting God on money was a sacrilege.

A famous North American landmark, Niagara Falls, is constantly moving backward. The rim wore down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. Attempts to control flow and divert the water has reduced erosion in recent years to one foot per year with a potential increase of one foot every ten years.

Before hitting the big time, Billy Joel played the organ in a TV ad for Bachman’s Pretzels that featured Chubby Checker singing “The Twist.”

Local lore in Saint Louis claims that Cary Grant started the trend of placing a mint on a pillow. In an attempt to woo a lady, he had the bell hop let him into her room and place a mint on a pillow with a calling card.

Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. If their nostrils become obstructed, they could suffocate.

A famous North American landmark, Niagara Falls, is constantly moving backward. The rim wore down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. Attempts to control flow and divert the water has reduced erosion in recent years to one foot per year with a potential increase of one foot every ten years.

Nixon was speaking at Disney World when he famously declared, “I am not a crook.”

The medical term stroke comes from the 16th century, when a person suffering a cerebral hemorrhage was thought to have been hit by “the stroke of God’s hand.”

The first president to earn a PhD was Woodrow Wilson.

Before hitting the big time, Billy Joel played the organ in a TV ad for Bachman’s Pretzels that featured Chubby Checker singing “The Twist.”

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original “Laff Box” during broadcasts of The Red Skelton Show.

Local lore in Saint Louis claims that Cary Grant started the trend of placing a mint on a pillow. In an attempt to woo a lady, he had the bell hop let him into her room and place a mint on a pillow with a calling card.

In 1912, Kazimierz (Casimir) Funk discovered the first vitamin, Niacin (or vitamin B3)

The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called “Last Month’s Newsletter.”

Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. If their nostrils become obstructed, they could suffocate.

After losing the White House, John Quincy Adams was elected to Congress in 1830. He served until his death in 1848.

The word “lucky” was rarely used in I Love Lucyscripts. That’s because the show’s sponsor, Philip Morris, was in competition with Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time.

The last state to ban eugenics-based castration was Oregon in 1983. The last castration took place in 1978.

Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.

There are nearly as many inmates in California state prisons as there are in U.S. federal prisons.

A famous North American landmark, Niagara Falls, is constantly moving backward. The rim wore down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. Attempts to control flow and divert the water has reduced erosion in recent years to one foot per year with a potential increase of one foot every ten years.

Nixon was speaking at Disney World when he famously declared, “I am not a crook.”

The medical term stroke comes from the 16th century, when a person suffering a cerebral hemorrhage was thought to have been hit by “the stroke of God’s hand.”

The first president to earn a PhD was Woodrow Wilson.

Before hitting the big time, Billy Joel played the organ in a TV ad for Bachman’s Pretzels that featured Chubby Checker singing “The Twist.”

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original “Laff Box” during broadcasts of The Red Skelton Show.

Local lore in Saint Louis claims that Cary Grant started the trend of placing a mint on a pillow. In an attempt to woo a lady, he had the bell hop let him into her room and place a mint on a pillow with a calling card.

In 1912, Kazimierz (Casimir) Funk discovered the first vitamin, Niacin (or vitamin B3)

The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called “Last Month’s Newsletter.”

Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. If their nostrils become obstructed, they could suffocate.

After losing the White House, John Quincy Adams was elected to Congress in 1830. He served until his death in 1848.

The word “lucky” was rarely used in I Love Lucyscripts. That’s because the show’s sponsor, Philip Morris, was in competition with Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time.

The last state to ban eugenics-based castration was Oregon in 1983. The last castration took place in 1978.

Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.

Only one half of a dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. The other half that’s awake signals the dolphin to come up for air to prevent drowning.

There are nearly as many inmates in California state prisons as there are in U.S. federal prisons.

J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.

The Hard Rock Café got its name from a now-defunct bar that appeared on the back of the Doors’ album Morrison Hotel.

A famous North American landmark, Niagara Falls, is constantly moving backward. The rim wore down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute. Attempts to control flow and divert the water has reduced erosion in recent years to one foot per year with a potential increase of one foot every ten years.

Nixon was speaking at Disney World when he famously declared, “I am not a crook.”

The medical term stroke comes from the 16th century, when a person suffering a cerebral hemorrhage was thought to have been hit by “the stroke of God’s hand.”

The first president to earn a PhD was Woodrow Wilson.

Before hitting the big time, Billy Joel played the organ in a TV ad for Bachman’s Pretzels that featured Chubby Checker singing “The Twist.”

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original “Laff Box” during broadcasts of The Red Skelton Show.

Local lore in Saint Louis claims that Cary Grant started the trend of placing a mint on a pillow. In an attempt to woo a lady, he had the bell hop let him into her room and place a mint on a pillow with a calling card.

In 1912, Kazimierz (Casimir) Funk discovered the first vitamin, Niacin (or vitamin B3)

The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called “Last Month’s Newsletter.”

Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. If their nostrils become obstructed, they could suffocate.

After losing the White House, John Quincy Adams was elected to Congress in 1830. He served until his death in 1848.

The word “lucky” was rarely used in I Love Lucyscripts. That’s because the show’s sponsor, Philip Morris, was in competition with Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time.

Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.

There are nearly as many inmates in California state prisons as there are in U.S. federal prisons.

J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.

The Hard Rock Café got its name from a now-defunct bar that appeared on the back of the Doors’ album Morrison Hotel.

Only one U.S. state’s name ends with the letter “K.” It’s New York. Likewise, only one U.S. state’s name ends with the letter “G”: Wyoming.

Kathleen Casey of Philadelphia was born at 12:00:01 A.M., Eastern time, on January 1st, 1946. This not only made her the first child born in the United States that year, but also made her the first “Baby Boomer.”

The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.

One of the first known contraceptives was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians.

Nixon was speaking at Disney World when he famously declared, “I am not a crook.”The medical term stroke comes from the 16th century, when a person suffering a cerebral hemorrhage was thought to have been hit by “the stroke of God’s hand.”

Before hitting the big time, Billy Joel played the organ in a TV ad for Bachman’s Pretzels that featured Chubby Checker singing “The Twist.”

Charles Douglass, inventor of the canned laughter we hear on sitcoms, recorded the guffaws for his original “Laff Box” during broadcasts of The Red Skelton Show.

In 1912, Kazimierz (Casimir) Funk discovered the first vitamin, Niacin (or vitamin B3)

The Procrastinators’ Club of America newsletter is called “Last Month’s Newsletter.”

Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. If their nostrils become obstructed, they could suffocate.

After losing the White House, John Quincy Adams was elected to Congress in 1830. He served until his death in 1848.

The word “lucky” was rarely used in I Love Lucyscripts. That’s because the show’s sponsor, Philip Morris, was in competition with Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time.

Despite its reputation as a cosmonaut staple, freeze-dried ice cream only made one mission to space. In 1968, it provided instant sugar rushes to the astronauts of Apollo 7.

There are nearly as many inmates in California state prisons as there are in U.S. federal prisons.

J.K. Rowling invented Quidditch in a pub.

The Hard Rock Café got its name from a now-defunct bar that appeared on the back of the Doors’ album Morrison Hotel.

Only one U.S. state’s name ends with the letter “K.” It’s New York. Likewise, only one U.S. state’s name ends with the letter “G”: Wyoming.

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Kathleen Casey of Philadelphia was born at 12:00:01 A.M., Eastern time, on January 1st, 1946. This not only made her the first child born in the United States that year, but also made her the first “Baby Boomer.”

The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.

In addition to the four known taste sensations (bitter, salty, sour, and sweet), some scientists now include a fifth, called “umami,” best represented by the MSG flavoring added to certain foods.

A ten-gallon hat actually holds a little less than one gallon of water.

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Hi I am an old hippie, a "beat" poet and novelist, and digital artist. I was co -editor and publisher of "Alpha Beat Press" alpha beat soup, bouillabaisse and cokefish and cokefishing in alpha beat soup with my late husband Dave Christy. My novel "eeenie meenie minee moe is for sale on amazon books. my other blogs are http://tilliespuncturedromance.wordpress.com about humor and the weird. The blog is named after a Charlie Chaplin movie. http://concretebologna.wordpress.com a blog about world art.

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