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    Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years ago

    Sir Edmund Berry was murdered, and after an investigation and a trial, December 11, 1911, three men were hung at Greenberry Hill gallows. Their names were Green, Berry, and Hill.

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Was the gallows named that beforehand, or did they give it the name?

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think the irony would be that the gallows were named that beforehand, otherwise it is just dull news

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        Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Before, apparently it was THE execution place for that area.. Was is use for decades

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A chemical found in urine called ''Urea'', is put into cigarettes to enhance flavor.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Wearing headphones for just an hour will multiply the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    All clown fish are born male. When the female of the group dies, the most dominant male will turn female.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Horror punk legend Glenn Danzig (of Misfits fame)'s real last name is "Anzalone."

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Laughter is more contagious than any cough or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The Deep Purple song "Smoke On The Water" was inspired by an actual event - a fire at the Montreaux Casino in Switzerland.

    The band planned to record an album in the casino's theatre but the night before they were due to begin, the building caught fire during a concert by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - when a fan in the audience fired a flare gun into the roof.

    The title "Smoke on the Water" came from the band's experience of helplessly watching the venue burn, and seeing smoke from the fire drift across the lake from the Casino towards their hotel.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting, and strangely, moving

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    Kathleen Moralesposted 4 years ago

    Premarin, a tablet that is prescribed to post-menopausal women to replace lost estrogen. Premarin is PREgnant MARes urINe, which is where the estrogen is harvested. Kinda makes you wonder about other medications, doesn't it?

  9. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    Fascinating. All of it! I love these posts.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The sudden feeling of jolt or falling experience when you are about to fall asleep is classified as a mild epileptic seizure.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    You should try to laugh as much as possible because laughter increases the activity of antibodies by about 20%, which can help to destroy viruses and tumor cells.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The world's termites outweigh the world's humans about 10 to 1.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A snail breathes through its foot

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Cayenne pepper can stop bleeding in less than 1 minute under most circumstances.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    It's estimated that millions of trees in the world were accidentally planted by squirrels, who bury nuts & then forget where they hid them.

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    Sam Montanaposted 4 years ago

    The one about searching for the world Tilt on google is funny.

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    Sam Montanaposted 4 years ago

    In 1970 the average CEO made 39 times more money than the average worker. Today it's 1,039 times more.

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's pretty horrific. Hubby was watching a program recently where Jesse Ventura suggested a maximum salary - I can see why, if this is the case.

      1. Sam Montana profile image80
        Sam Montanaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        No wonder the Middle Class is an endangered species.

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    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Bugs Bunny was named after an animator at the Warner Bros. cartoon studio - Ben Hardaway, whose nickname was "Bugs," was working on a new cartoon starring an unnamed rabbit character. The model sheets for the rabbit were labeled "Bugs's Bunny," and the name stuck.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Prescription painkillers have the highest rates of accidental fatal overdose, surpassing cocaine and heroin rates combined, and are much more addictive

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Mister Ed died after being given a sedative by his substitute sitter.
    He was so healthy he had never taken any kind of medicine, which increased his chance of dying from the sedative

    Mister Ed was a funny TV comedy in the 60s about newly weds, Carol and Wilbur, who buy a house that has a barn and comes with a talking horse, but he only talks around and to Wilbur.

    Facts about Mr. Ed
    http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/a … YOUNG.html

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awww... I loved Mr. Ed as a kid.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A study at the university of Florida found that narcissists are more likely to have casual sex in terms of power, not love or romance.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Babies born on 1st January are said to be the luckiest people throughout their lives.

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    Lionrhodposted 4 years ago

    Just posted a hub about the history and folklore of skulls, from an article I wrote years ago.

    A fun fact - trepanation, the practice of drilling holes in the head could take up to twelve days to do. Eeek!

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    A historical study of castrated men in Korea found that castrated men live on average 14 to 19 years longer.

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Somehow I'm guessing this still didn't win a lot of converts.

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        They live on anger.

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      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And every single day of their long lives was a living hell. Lolz!

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That first day was a doozy.

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    Taylorcavesposted 4 years ago

    The engineer who designed the Japanese Kamikaze dive-bombing planes of WWII felt bad about his role in the war, so at its end, he decided to use his skills for peace by designing the body of the Shinkansen (Bullet Train), which has, to this day, operated with zero accident-caused fatalities.

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    Pico Trianoposted 4 years ago

    Pigeons and doves are the only birds that don't have to tip up their head to drink water. They can suck the water up their beak like it's a straw.

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    Johnique Davisposted 4 years ago

    The skin on your eye lid is 1/50 of an inch P.S my 5th grader told me this.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year's supply of footballs.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What! They are not pigskins?
      I assume the other parts of the 3000 cows are used for something else.

      1. Sed-me profile image83
        Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Nope... Somewhere in TX there are 3000 skinless cows walking around. They have to stay out of the sun.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        These days, footballs are typically made from cowhide or vulcanized rubber, making their nickname "pigskins" somewhat ironic. Football fans often perpetuate the idea that footballs used to be made of pigskin, which is how they got their nickname, but it turns out this isn't the case.

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    CuAllaidhposted 4 years ago

    in 1518 Strasburg there was an outbreak of perhaps the strangest form of plague the world has ever seen. The plague caused infected people to dance uncontrollably, some even to their death. Even to this day no one knows why it happened.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Was it a plague or did someone put the Footloose album on?

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    It isn't good to tickle anyone
    When person responds to being tickled, their body is actually responding with panic and anxiety.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The sentence 'Are you as bored as I am?', can be read backwards and still makes sense.

    Try it
    Am I as bored as you are ?

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love that...

      And the tickling one makes me sad.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    According to Chinese superstition, red is the color of blood or life, and it will bring happiness, wealth, fame, and good luck.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    While the brain might be the pain center of your body, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain.
    Most surgeries on the brain are done while the patient is awake

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes! I know! It is a fear of mine... having to have brain surgery whilst being awake. You know there would be sounds and smells... what a horror! (You would certainly know what an ear of corn felt like.)

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Before 1987 newborns had surgery performed on them without anesthesia. They would give the infants something to paralyze them. Doctors believed newborns couldn't feel pain. Even open heart surgery was performed without putting the baby under. But before surgery they didn't tell this to the parents
    This stopped after a mother found out and took it to court

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I knew this too. This thought would keep me awake nights. "They believed they couldn't feel pain." Oh, because they have all those nerves 'n stuff? Did you all get your doctorates online?

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        No, I went to extended classes for each one. Did you have in question any particular one?
        If so I can give precise answers...K? smile
        Are you speaking of my Post-A-Fact doctorate?

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I couldn't sleep either when I discovered this, and feel it is the most horrific thing an adult human could do to his own, especially the infants.
        Doctors got upset about the new law passed saying they had to administer anesthesia to newborns
        Thank God prayers are answered.

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          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          For sure.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Rubbing a banana peel on mosquito bites can help stop the itching.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The human brain is very soft, having a consistency similar to soft gelatin or firm tofu.

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    AMFredenburgposted 4 years ago

    The ancient Greeks had a coin-operated vending machine for dispensing holy water.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    You can't hum while holding your nose closed.

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    freecampingaussieposted 4 years ago

    Spain still enjoys a Siesta ...

  41. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Beth, since you like puppies I thought you would enjoy this one. All of the puppies and dogs in the US produce about 4 billion gallons of urine each year (which explains why all of your fire hydrants are so rusty).

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I can't imagine what 4 billion gallons look like!

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        The author compared it to all of the wine produced each year in France, Italy, Spain, and the US---combined. That is a lot of urine!

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you know that?

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I deal with the subject every day. Of course it could be worse--I might have commented how many million tons of dog poo are dumped on American streets every year.

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's disgusting. I think urine denial.

  42. Kalafina profile image68
    Kalafinaposted 4 years ago

    The liver is the only internal human organ which can regenerate itself

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Chewing gum while peeling onions will prevent you from crying.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You have just saved women all over the world from crying their eyes out during the holidays.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    There are about 1 million ants for every person in the world.
    So don't fight over them, everyone has his own ants
    They are the ones that live in your yard smile

    1. Lionrhod profile image85
      Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I knew this, but it's still boggling. LOL anyone want to trade your nice kind northern ants for a million FL fire ants? If you set them at the perimeter, they make a great early warning system.

    2. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am doing my part to kill my million. You are all responsible to go Braveheart on yours.
      I know this doesn't sit well with my Hindi friends, but that is a discussion for a different forum.

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    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    There are more synapses (nerve connections) in your brain than there are stars in our galaxy. Astronomers estimate that there are more than 200 billion stars present in the Milky Way Galaxy.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, no wonder my head feels like it's going to explode at times, I've
      got a whole galaxy in there

  46. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    Cleopatra lived closer in time to the building of the first Pizza Hut than to the building of the pyramids. (Construction on the pyramids of Giza took place roughly from 2550 B.C. to 2490 B.C., while Cleopatra, the last active Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was born in 69 B.C. and died in 30 B.C.)


    haha. I love that one.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
    I bet that looked great on the entertainment center smile yikes

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I bet you had to strap the VHS tapes to the top of your car.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        smile

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    Eleven of the 50 U.S. states are named after an actual person.
    Georgia
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    New York
    North Carolina
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    Virginia
    Washington
    West Virginia

    Of course there's Delaware, named after Earl De La Warr
    and Hawaii named after Hawaiiloa

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Maine? How sad. What could be the possible reason for naming your child Maine?

      "These are our youngest, Billy and Bobby, they're twins. Oh, and here's our firstborn. She's our main child. We just call her Maine. We like to keep it simple."

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    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    If you doubled one penny every day for 30 days, you would have $5,368,709.

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    Lionrhodposted 4 years ago

    The Venus of Willendorf was recently discovered to be a representation of the goddess Friznat, patron of bad hair days.

    Okay, I made that up, but I had fun doing it.

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That would be a great thread.
      A balderdash thread. Someone posts a fact and you have to call it a truth or a lie.
      Unfortunately, google would make it less awesome.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That would be a good thread..why don't you start one?

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          If I start too many more threads, they might lower my hubber score. I have to keep it at the impossibly high number it's at now or my self esteem will plummet.

          1. Lionrhod profile image85
            Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Lol does your score go down when you start too many threads?

            Not terribly encouraging for creating a fun community. Anyhow, I'll take the risk. Give me a moment to come up with something.

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              My score goes down when I blink too loud. Yes, you do it! smile

              1. Lionrhod profile image85
                Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Done! Come play!

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        Lionrhodposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        LOL I'll play!

        Check out my hair color changing spell for my latest venture into Balderdash.

 
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