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Learning New Things Everyday January 2019



This is the new thing that I learned last month and the day I learned it on.

1st The Writer Amboise Bierce was one of 13 children all of whose first name started with the letter A.


2nd Google can only reach an estimated 4% of the internet. The part that is called the Surface Net.

3rd Titus was the first Roman Emperor to inherit the title from his father in 79 AD.

4th The European Union’s anthem is Beethoven’s Ode to joy.

5th Jeff Goldblum gave up the role of Egon in Ghost Busters to take the role of New Jersey, in Buckaroo Bonsai.

6th Queen, Tupac, Kiss, and The Who never won a Grammy.

7th Innuit and northern Native American people would dance around a fire backwards, to a drum to drive off the Wendigo.

8th According to Tacitus there were female druids called Banduri.


9th 60% of all English words have a Latin or Greek in origin.

10th the Element with the highest destiny is Osmium.

11th salt water freezes at about 28.4 degrees Fahrenheit

12th Crater Lake in Oregon is the deepest lake in US.

13th The book The Princes Bride was written by William Goldman, who also wrote the screenplays All the Presidents Men and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

14th ZZ Top has been the same three guys since 1969.

zz top

15th In The 1800’s Mexico declared any escaped salve that got to their country free.

16th Argentina’s largest export is wheat.

17th there have been 31 Phantom of the opera movies.


18th The Washington Monument was top with aluminum as a sign of America’s property.

19th There is a giant fire plug in Columbus SC to commemorate the city being burn by Sherman’s troops.

fire plug

20th Most tornedos are formed form under cumulonimbus  clouds.

21st 25% of all Llamas in America live in Oregon.


22nd In the Captain America comics, Richard Nixon committed suicide over the Watergate debacle.

23rd Steve McQueen was 27 when he played a teenager in the movie The Blob.


24th Archeologist think the first hollow glass container was made in 1500 BC.

25th In playing cards the king of diamonds is representative of Julius Cesar.

26th The largest internal organ in humans is the liver.

27th  All major league  umpires must wear black underwear incase their pants split.

28th In 1970 Marvel paid $200.00 for the rights to produce a Conan the barbarian comic book.

Conan comic


4 comments on “Learning New Things Everyday January 2019

  1. Brian Bixby
    March 3, 2019

    On the 18th, I think you got auto-corrected: did you mean “prosperity,” not “property?” Aluminum as a solid metal was expensive and hard to make, hence its use for the Washington Monument.

    • davekheath
      March 10, 2019

      Thank you, you are as almost always correct.

  2. Dru
    April 2, 2019

    you should seriously publish these!

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