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Interesting Facts of the Day | Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Hedenophobic means fear of pleasure.

For much of the way, the Lewis and Clark expedition was led by a woman, Sacagawea, a Shoshone Indian. That’s where that saying came from… Behind every successful man, there is a woman with a road map.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, silver and month.

A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!

They NEVER said “Beam me up, Scotty” on Star Trek.

Interesting Facts of the Day | Friday, July 19th, 2013

The hammerthrow is illegal as a high school sport in all states except Rhode Island.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring weren’t added to it.

If you toss a penny 10,000 times it will not be heads 5000 times but more like 4950. The head picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.

Canadian researchers have found that Einstein’s brain was 15% wider than normal.

Humphrey Bogart NEVER said “Play it again, Sam” in Casablanca

Interesting Facts of the Day | Thursday, July 18th, 2013

All Hebrew originating names that end with the letters el have something to do with God.

A single sheeps fleece might well contain as many as 26 million fibres.

Ham radio operators got the term ham coined from the expression ham-fisted operators a term used to describe early radio users who sent Morse code (i.e pounded their fists).

Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.