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Interesting Facts of the Day | Friday, July 26th, 2013

During the chariot scene in “Ben Hur,” a small red car can be seen in the distance.

The angel falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller than Niagara Falls.

In 1961, MIT student Steve Russell, created SPACEWARS, the first interactive computer game, on a Digital PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) mainframe computer. Limited by the computer technology of the time, ASCII text characters were the ‘graphics’ and people could only play the game on a device that took up the floorspace of a small house.

In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.

An enneahedron is solid with nine faces.

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