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

    According to the Guinness world records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.

  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago

    1907 was the first year that the New Year’s Eve Ball first made its descent from the flagpole atop One Times Square. Since then, seven versions of the Ball have been designed to bring in the New Year.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      And I'm sick to death of that damned ball!  I live in CA, not New York!  I don't give a fig about that stupid ball.
      I'm even more sick and tired of OUR NYE countdown involving a time-delayed re-run of the ball-drop from New York!
      It's well past time to establish a LOCAL tradition of our own!  San Francisco being the nearest large city, historically known as "the city that knows how," should be able to come up with something!

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

    Mistletoe (Viscum album) is from the Anglo-Saxon word misteltan, which means “little dung twig” because the plant spreads though bird droppings.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Eeeeewwww...gee--thanks for sharing that.  LOL
      I never have any but the fake kind, anyway, since we have cats, and the stuff is toxic.

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

        You mean that bit of knowledge doesn't get you in the mood?

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

    President Teddy Roosevelt, an environmentalist, banned Christmas trees from the White House in 1901.

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    The blue whale has an .... "organ" that is 6 feet long!

    (Excuuuuse me??  You want to put that where?  Says the lady whale.) 

    lol

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

      His piano is much smaller.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!  You are great with the quick and witty repartee!  I'll bet you're a real fun person at parties!

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

          I am, but as an outgoing introvert, I hate myself in the morning.

  6. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    The choir boys, ages 9-13, of King's College choristers participate in the live performance of Christmas Eve Nine Lessons and Carols each year.  What most people do not know is that the boy chosen to sing the solo is not told until only seconds before it is to be sung during the performance! There are some practical reasons for this fact, but it is still stunning to me.

    Listeners can download the 2014 booklet

    http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chape … sons.html:

    and hear the live BBC Radio 4 broadcast on December 24 at 3pm. (If you fortunate enough to join the queue before 9am at the College you have a good chance of attending the actual performance.) There is also a Christmas Day broadcast at 2pm on Radio 3.  (In the USA the American Public Media and its affiliates, as well as others, will be broadcasting the program.) 

    First held on Christmas Eve in 1918, the BBC began world-wide broadcasting of the service in the 1930s.  Some shorter services have been televised with different music and readings.  An interesting history can be found at:

    http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chape … story.html   

    The following video is a sample of their music:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HItFqKBAQE

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

      Thank you!

  7. S Jayaseeli profile image60
    S Jayaseeliposted 4 years ago

    In a person with normal physical growth the foot will fit perfectly between the wrist and the elbow, i.e, the foot will sit on the inside of the forearm. smile Just remembered that my dorm-mates went crazy doing that. It was lame.

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

      lol

  8. Victoria Lynn profile image91
    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago

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    Fact: Hot dogs are the best way to get down meds in a dog. Any naysayers? My guy is coming back from a herniated disc and raised liver enzyme levels. Taking lots of meds every day! Switched to turkey hot dogs for less fat.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Every once in a while, there is "that dog," that snoops out meds, and manages to discard them.  I had one such.  He would fall for it the first time, and then, every time thereafter, was suspicious of such 'treats,' and would either ignore them, or delicately bite them apart to find the pill, and leave it on the floor!  He even managed this stunt with a glob of cheese,  butter or margarine!
      The only way to get a pill into him was the old-fashioned force-the-mouth-open-and-shove-it-down-his-throat method.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image91
        Victoria Lynnposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You are so right, DzyMsLzzy! When Gizmo really doesn't feel well or suddenly detects that something is in his "treat," he will chew all around it and spit it out! So I try to catch him when he's gone hungry for a bit, so that he will wolf his "treat" down without even noticing the pill inside. I don't think I've ever had to force a pill down his throat, but I have had to resort to that with all my cats! :-)

    2. ladyguitarpicker profile image74
      ladyguitarpickerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I found for my dalmatian peanut butter works great for giving the pill. I just hide the pill in a big ball of peanut butter and the pill goes down.

  9. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    A typical snow crystal is created when a water droplet freezes. It can take up to 100 snow crystals to make a snowflake.  The colder the snow, the louder the crunch.

  10. lawrence01 profile image81
    lawrence01posted 4 years ago

    This year is the hundredth anniversary of the Christmas truce. An impromptu truce between British and German forces in ww1 that lasted four days and only stopped when the British rotated their units out. Literally an outbreak of peace!!

    1. RTalloni profile image88
      RTalloniposted 4 years agoin reply to this
  11. Sed-me profile image83
    Sed-meposted 4 years ago

    Christmas is a contraction of “Christ’s Mass,” which is derived from the Old English Cristes mæsse (first recorded in 1038). The letter “X” in Greek is the first letter of Christ, and “Xmas” has been used as an abbreviation for Christmas since the mid 1500s.

  12. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 4 years ago

    The 22nd Greek letter thought of as an "X' is Chi said as the ch in “Bach” and “Loch ness”

  13. Raceme profile image80
    Racemeposted 4 years ago

    Leonardo da Vinci was accused of sodomy in 1476, but the charges were dropped since the accusation was made anonymously through a letterbox in the town hall and thus had no considerable backing.

  14. lawrence01 profile image81
    lawrence01posted 4 years ago

    The dating of Christmas on 24-5th December goes back to the 2nd century when the writer Tertullian claimed that Christ was conceived and died in the same date which was 24th March 9 months from that is 24th December

  15. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Motorhead main man Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve in 1945.

    Prior to forming Motorhead, Lemmy worked as a roadie for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and was also a member of the British "Space Rock"  band Hawkwind.

  16. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Freddy Cannon's 1962 rock 'n' roll hit "Palisades Park" was written by Chuck Barris, who later created "The Dating Game" and "The Newlywed Game" before achieving the ultimate TV infamy as the host of "The Gong Show."

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

      I wonder if they ever mentioned that in that George Clooney movie about him.

  17. Eric Calderwood profile image78
    Eric Calderwoodposted 4 years ago

    If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar. (From an internet page entitled 'Random Facts'.)

  18. Niko Linni profile image84
    Niko Linniposted 4 years ago

    Despite being the man character of the Zelda franchise, Link's name appears in less than five (I believe?) of the titles for the main Legend of Zelda series.

  19. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Bart Simpson's voice actor is a woman - Nancy Cartwright.

  20. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The character "Zapp Brannigan" on "Futurama" was created with voice actor Phil Hartman in mind. Unfortunately, Hartman passed away shortly before the series began production. Billy West, who voiced the character in his stead, has said that he tried to make Brannigan's voice reminiscent of Hartman's.

  21. littlething profile image92
    littlethingposted 4 years ago

    Today, Jan 21, is Big Block of Cheese day, Penguin Awareness day, and National Hug day, as told to me by facebook.

  22. lawrence01 profile image81
    lawrence01posted 4 years ago

    Winston Churchill struggled all his life with Depression. He called it his 'Big black Dog'

  23. Artois52 profile image88
    Artois52posted 4 years ago

    Your tongue print is just as unique as your finger prints

  24. firstcookbooklady profile image87
    firstcookbookladyposted 4 years ago

    Ah, so not an ACTION/Adventure Novel.... ha ha ha haha....

  25. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    The letters in the Christian hard rock band Stryper's name stand for "Salvation Through Redemption, Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness."

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

      I went to one of their concerts when I was a young teen. I didn't like heavy metal then either... not sure why I went.

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

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    A new island, off of Tonga (near Australia), was just discovered. Created from an underground volcano only 2 months ago, it's ground (molten lava) is still hot. Experts believe it to be highly hazardous, but natives of Tonga have already explored. There are some amazing photos if you've not seen them. (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03 … _hp_ref=tw)

  27. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 4 years ago

    Black vultures and prairie voles mate for life.

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

      You'd think the vultures would eat the voles.

      1. paradigm search profile image60
        paradigm searchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.cdc.gov/leprosy/images/armadillo-h.jpg
        If you put a mirror in an armadillo cage, the armadillo will commit suicide.

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

          Where does he get the pills?

          1. paradigm search profile image60
            paradigm searchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I'm pretty sure he just unlatches the cage and finds the nearest Texas highway.

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

              I think you made that up. I googled it and couldn't find it anywhere.
              I could believe it if you'd have said the possum. Those things are so ugly I'd kill myself too.

              1. paradigm search profile image60
                paradigm searchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                You are right, possums would have been better.

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

                  Someone out there must think they are cute. I have read somewhere that possums and vultures mate for life.

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

                    What do you get when you cross a vulture and a possum?

                    a. A self sustaining food source?
                    b. The circle of life?
                    c. The creature of your childhood nightmares?

  28. gamers prophet profile image72
    gamers prophetposted 4 years ago

    Baby bumble bees are white and that by mass they shouldn't scientifically be able to fly.

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

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/12274250.jpg

  29. gamers prophet profile image72
    gamers prophetposted 4 years ago

    haha  touche smile

  30. Hicks Days profile image56
    Hicks Daysposted 4 years ago

    In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck. wink

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

    Which just proves... no matter where you go, human beings are total weirdos.

  32. cheaptrick profile image70
    cheaptrickposted 4 years ago

    Is there such a thing as an empirically unprovable fact?
    ...thoughts are;immaterial;unquantifiable;unobservable,yet they must exist...They are the corner stone of the foundation of metaphysics.From which,we can unlock the secrets of the universe...like...why,on Star Trek,do they have to walk to the transporter room?

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

      And if your uniform shirt was red... why oh why would you *ever let them send you down to the planet?

  33. Uzochukwu Mike profile image65
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 4 years ago

    Unemployment causes 45,000 suicides every year.

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

      Ai yi yi. That's terrible. I guess McDonalds was not an option.

  34. paradigm search profile image60
    paradigm searchposted 4 years ago

    Dude! Join this place!

  35. profile image56
    probposted 4 years ago

    Men are more likely than women to dream abiut sex.

  36. profile image56
    probposted 4 years ago

    insecurity mentally destroy a person and increased depression

  37. colorfulone profile image81
    colorfuloneposted 4 years ago

    From what I read years ago, deer antlers are suppose to be the fastest growing organism.

    1. profile image0
      jonnycomelatelyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh Dear!

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

    Vera Wang didn't start designing dresses 'til she was 39 y/o.


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12276089.jpg

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12276091.jpg

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12276113.jpg

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  39. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Did you know that most American car horns sound in the key of "G?"

  40. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Dee Snider of Twisted Sister fame turns 60 (!) years old today... and he's still metal as @#$%
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaehBH7DtR4

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

    There is a "strong correlation between regular gaming and internet use, and increased risk for depression, higher body mass index (BMI), and other negative physical and mental health issues."

    http://healthland.time.com/2009/08/18/p … grown-ups/

  42. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Wilma Flintstone's maiden name is "Slaghoople."

    Marge Simpson's maiden name is "Bouvier."

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

      What's wrong with Marge's banana splits?!

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

    Mosquitoes and the diseases they spread have been responsible for killing more ppl than all the wars in history.

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

    Psychopaths typically tend to use a lot of "Uhs" and "Ums" in their speech in order to appear normal.
    Uh... that's nuts.

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

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/12279894.jpg

    1. limpet profile image59
      limpetposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Pleasing in this photograph to see the bride perform a perfectly executed curtsey when presented to Her Majesty the Queen. Surely Frances Canning will live with this moment forever. Royal protocol now is such that it optional to bow/curtsey before the Queen. For males a simple nod of the head will suffice and the ladies need only a slight bob as recognition of the Queen's authority. However i think it quite undiplomatic when foreign heads of state visiting Her Majesty at the palace fail to perform a full bow.
      Indeed, a wonderful gesture on the part of the Queen accepting the invitation.

    2. lawrence01 profile image81
      lawrence01posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome!!! J

  46. limpet profile image59
    limpetposted 4 years ago

    As usual Her Majesty is garbed impecably with the obligatory hat and handbag. The Queen's jewellery a minimum and not too ostentatious for the occasion.

  47. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 4 years ago

    Today 20th March 2015, 9:00 am GM time, there is a total of 70,800 hubbers on HubPages.

    Of those 70,800 hubbers, 4,423 hubbers have Hubber Scores above 85.

    Sources:
    http://hubpages.com/authors/best/?page=223
    http://hubpages.com/authors/best/?page=224

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

      Out of the 9 hubbers that have posted on this page so far, 5 have scores over 85. Apparently the odds are higher when you hang out on the forum.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Oops I promise to bring my grades up lol

  48. lawrence01 profile image81
    lawrence01posted 4 years ago

    Tomorrow the 21st March is 'Nawroz' The Kurdish and Iranian festival of the new year. I festival that goes right back to at least 600 BCE

  49. Eaglekiwi profile image75
    Eaglekiwiposted 4 years ago

    New Zealand has no snakes.

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

      You're kidding! Yet Australia has some of the deadliest.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        It' why NZ has flightless birds like the kiwi and a ground dwelling parrot...there are no predator species there...well before domestic cats anyway.

  50. healthyfitness profile image81
    healthyfitnessposted 4 years ago

    This may have been posted but: Every planet in our solar system can fit (side by side) in between the earth and the moon. That blew my mind!

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

      Rick, you are a very attractive woman with a healthy bosom.
      Also, I love great facts about space.

      1. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image77
        J - R - Fr13m9nposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I never knew that any of our known planets can fit into the space between the earth and the moon. That is just fantastic!

 
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