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Learning New Things Every Day March 2018

 

 

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These are the new things I learned in March 2018 and the day I learned them.

 

1st- Denver Airport is twice the size of Manhattan.

2nd- The King of Spades in the traditional card deck is named after the Biblical King David.

3 – the official Uno rules say you can only play a Wild Draw 4card if you have no other cards of that color to play.

uno

4th – Actor Samuel L Jackson was a usher at Dr Martin Luthier King’s funeral.

5th- The reason iodine is added to salt was that it was a way all classed could get the mineral to fight goutier.

6th- The first African American to serve as a governor since the Reconstruction was Lawrence Douglas Wilder who served as governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994.

7th- Bananas are actually berries.

8th- Female Fireflies cannot fly.

9th The only president to earn a PhD is Woodrow Wilson, though many have a Juris Doctrarict ,a law degree.

10th- In reality the German Luftwaffe did not paint the noes of their fighters yellow, until a month or so after the battle of Dunkirk. In the movie Dunkirk, though director Christopher Nolan chose to use the yellow noes motif on the German planes so the audience could tell them apart form the brinish planes.

11th- The Church of Adonitolgy founded by a man named The prophet Adonis worships large women buts.

12th- The USB symbol is based on Poseidon’s Trident.

usb

13th St Gertrude is the Patron Saint of cats.

st of cats

14th Located entirely on the Atlantic Ocean, the Sargasso Sea has no beaches.

15th- Jupiter’s moon Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System,

16th- Google was originally going to be called BackRub.

17th- Originally carrots were mainly a purplish color , the familiar orange color carrot, as created by crossing a yellow and white carrot breads.

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18th The sun is 860,000 miles across.

19th – Only one mature colossal squid has ever been captured.

20th A mongoose has acetylcholine receptors, which render them resistant or immune to snake venom.

mongeese

21st. There are five patron saints of beer.

22nd. A cat’s memory is thought to be at least 200 times better than a dog’s.

23rd. The youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence was Edward Rutledge (age 26). Benjamin Franklin (age 70) was the oldest.

24th. Koala sleep an average of 22 hours a day, more than any other animal including the Sloth.

koola

25th Dobbu Scay the drunk little alien in The Last Jedi is voiced by Mark Ha
mil.

dobu scay

26th Wales are mammals with no sweat glands.

27th-We are currently living in the Holocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period.

28th Salt makes up 3.5 percent of the eight of salt water.

29th The bird on the Twitter Logo is named Larry.

30th Birds don’t urinate.

31st- Antarctica’s telephone country code is 672.

7 comments on “Learning New Things Every Day March 2018

  1. For Tyeth
    April 4, 2018

    Hello Dave, another interesting bunch of trivia. Here are two more, firstly Denver’s Telluride airport is so difficult to approach and land at, pilots need to pass a test and get certified to land or take off from the airport. The second is, during The Last Jedi Canto Bight casino scene, one character is stood at a gaming table with a dog like alien, well this alien canine was based on “Gary Fisher” – Carrie Fisher’s real life pet dog! Also in case you don’t know about it, WordPress are having issues with a Spam attack affecting likes made on viewers comments. You may want to check out the WP Forum and look up “Like Spam” to find out how to protect your blog. Thanks for a good read!

  2. DawnSeeker / DawnHoof
    April 4, 2018

    Great to know . . . love your list! I won’t hang up on the phone calls that come in from 672 any more :)) Dawn

  3. Lolsy's Library
    April 4, 2018

    I love these!

  4. Brian Bixby
    April 4, 2018

    To add to your comment on the 9th, several Presidents also hold honorary doctorates, such as the LL.D. degree, from various universities.

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