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Postby ajsuff » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:26 pm

75 Surprising Expiration Dates - Ever wonder how long food or other household items last? According to many sources, use by date on the product is not always correct. Check out this site for the real truth

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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:28 pm

On this date - October 17. 1964

Manfred Mann's, Do Wah Diddy reaches # 1 on the hit charts for several weeks.



And who could ever forget this scene from Stripes with Bill Murray in 1981 singing this song.........

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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:15 am

................................... from the Smithsonian ................................................

What is the second-largest rodent in North America?

A) North American beaver
B) Olympic marmot
C) North American porcupine
D) Muskrat
E) Groundhog


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Postby ajsuff » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:11 pm

.................................... from Good Housekeeping ..............................

9 Ingenious Uses for Toothpaste - This medicine cabinet staple is actually a handy household cleaner — and more.

Toothpaste's main role is, of course, to leave your mouth squeaky clean and (hopefully) cavity-free. But its cleansing power and abrasive texture actually makes it quite useful all over the house. One caveat: If you clean, shine, or solve other problems toothpaste, choose the regular white version instead of a gel, which has ingredients that may work againt your best intentions.


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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:13 am

........................................ from the Smithsonian .......................................

Do you know your American History?

Which fortification was the only one in existence to protect Washington, D.C. before the Civil War began?

A) Fort Stevens
B) Fort Dupont
C) Fort Bunker Hill
D) Fort Reno
E) Fort Washington



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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:44 am

........................................ from USA Today ................................

Strange-but-true origin stories of 19 sports team names

1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Philadelphia Phillies
3. Memphis Grizzlies
4. Los Angeles Dodgers
5. Detroit Lions
6. Boston Celtics
7. Philadelphia Eagles
8. New York Yankees
9. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
10. Charlotte Bobcats
11. Tampa Bay Devil Rays
12. Cleveland Browns
13. Houston Rockets
14. Dallas Stars
15. Cincinnati Reds
16. San Diego Chargers
17. Toronto Raptors
18. St. Louis Cardinals
19. Atlanta Falcons




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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:46 am

.................................... from the Smithsonian .................................

American Wonder Wild Bill Hickok Shot and Killed From Behind on This Day in History

Wild Bill dead of a gunshot wound to the head, see one of his guns at a new exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

(It was yesterday, but still an interesting happening in the American Wild West. Wild Bill that day sat his back to the door. He never did this, always having his back to the wall. But there was no room and no one in the poker game wanted to move all their belongings. There person shot him in the back and reason was Wild Bill shot his brother - revenge. He was acquitted of murder; but later was tried again and hanged. )


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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:26 pm

................................ from Mother Nature Network ...................................

5 haunted universities

When you can hang out with ghosts, who wants to cut class?



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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:30 pm

............................... from Mother Nature Network ...................................

for MINION Cat lovers .............................

The truth about how cats age

If you want to know your feline's age in human years, you'll have to do a little math.



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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:36 pm

............................... from Mother Nature Network ...................................

American dingo: America's only native wild dog - Also known as the Carolina dog, this breed has a surprising and fascinating history

When you think "wild dog" you may picture the dingos of Australia, or the wild painted dogs of Africa. But it may come as a surprise that North America has its very own wild dog. It certainly came as a surprise to Dr. I. Lehr Brisbin Jr., who in the 1970s discovered the secretive, tan-colored dog living in the most isolated stretches of the southeastern United States. Rather than brushing them off as stray dogs, Brisbin saw them for what they are: a landrace dog that evolved apart from humans — not feral, but truly wild.


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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:58 pm

................................. from the Smithsonian ................................................

The position of vice president of the United States used to go to the runner-up in the presidential election. This was put to an end after back-to-back contentious elections resulted from this practice.

Which president ran in these elections?

A) George Washington
B) John Adams
C) Thomas Jefferson
D) James Madison
E) James Monroe


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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Mon May 02, 2016 11:54 am

.............................. from CNN ........................................

Bedbugs are drawn to certain colors, study finds

The next time you're packing for a trip, you might want to reach for your brightest-colored luggage. It could help keep bedbugs away. A new study finds that bedbugs -- just like flies and other insects -- have favorite colors

Learn which colors they like at:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/25/health/be ... index.html
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Postby ajsuff » Mon May 02, 2016 12:01 pm

.................................. from Mother Nature Network .........................

15 things you can do with a cheese grater

There's a lumber yard right in the center of my little town that has funny or quirky sayings that change every few weeks on its outdoor sign. Recently, the sign read, "Ban shredded cheese. Make America grate again." How "grate" is that political and food pun all in one? America could be grating more if we all used our cheese graters for more than just grating cheese. A simple, inexpensive box grater, or even a simpler flat grater, can do so much.

(I use ours to make my German Spaetzle's. I also use our grater to grate zucchini,which turns it into watery mush and then I add Italian bread crumbs, reggiano-parmegiano cheese and make little pancake lit fritters))


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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Tue May 10, 2016 10:19 am

................................ from the Smithsonian ................................................

Today in History

In 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began formal impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon for his role in the Watergate break-in, when several burglars with ties to Nixon's reelection campaign were caught attempting to steal documents from the Democratic Party's headquarters.

Watergate wasn’t Nixon’s first abuse of power. One year before the scandal, learn where his so-called "plumbers" got their start, and how it put them on the path to infamy.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsoni ... NDI3NTc0S0
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Re: Trivia

Postby ajsuff » Fri May 27, 2016 10:11 am

.................................... from Good Housekeeping ..............................

The Real Reason We Put Stamps In the Top Right Corner

Left handers are NOT going to like this one bit.​


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Postby ajsuff » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:21 pm

................................ from the Smithsonian ................................................

Pollinators not only provide every third bite of food, they add $217 billion to the global economy and help support healthy ecosystems. They also come in all shapes and sizes.

Which of the following is an unexpected pollinator?
A) Cape gray mongoose
B) Black-and-white ruffed lemur
C) Blue-tailed day gecko
D) All of the above
E) None of the above


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Postby ajsuff » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:23 pm

.............................. from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1804, former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton died after being mortally wounded in a pistol duel the day before. Thanks to the success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical, the "10-dollar Founding Father without a father" has enjoyed a pop culture renaissance. But what do you know about the gunman?

Although Gore Vidal’s book never became a hit on Broadway, the novel helped create the public personae of Alexander Hamilton’s nemesis


Read about the saga of Hamilton’s nemesis, the man behind the pistol, Vice President Aaron Burr.
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/t ... NzQzMjU5S0
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Postby ajsuff » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:15 am

.............................. from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1587, a dispatch of English colonists discovered that the British colony on Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, had vanished. Sir Walter Raleigh had first established the colony, intending to create a permanent English settlement in the United States, four years earlier. To this day, no one is certain of the fate of the colonists.


Learn about the unsolved mystery of the colonial settlement that vanished
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Postby ajsuff » Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:01 pm

............................. from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1866, Congress promoted Ulysses S. Grant to the rank of General of the Army of the United States, a new position created in the wake of the Civil War. Grant's abilities have long been compared to that of his rival from the Confederacy, General Robert E. Lee. Which general has history remembered as the superior commander? .

The historic rivalry between the South's polished general and the North's rough and rugged soldier is the subject of a new show at the Portrait Gallery


Read the surprising answer from a Smithsonian curator
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsoni ... NjQ0NjI1S0
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Postby ajsuff » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:32 am

................................ from the Smithsonian ................................................

In 1951, the Walt Disney animated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland made its debut in theaters but bombed at the box office and was panned by critics. Later, however, the film became a cult classic and one of Disney's most-beloved hits. In a reversal of fates, read why Carroll's personal reputation has suffered with time even as his writing remains as popular as ever.


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Postby ajsuff » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:06 pm

................................ from the Smithsonian ................................................

In 1831, Nat Turner's Rebellion was suppressed at Belmont Plantation in southern Virginia. Turner's uprising was the largest slave revolt in United States history. After the rebellion, Turner survived in hiding for more than two months. Do you know what object of Turner's will be on display in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture?

Read about it and a host of other rare objects that will be housed in the museum's collections.
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Postby ajsuff » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:11 am

.............................. from the Smithsonian ................................................

In 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after watching the British bomb Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. The song would become the national anthem in 1931. Recently, following NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the song to protest institutional racism, the anthem's own racist lyrics have come to light. Find out how early abolitionists first protested Key's words.

When we consider the legacy of the Declaration and its author, Thomas Jefferson, we confront and debate this compelling paradox—that the man who trumpeted the “self-evident” truth that “all men are created equal” owned some 175 slaves. We note the paradox underlying Jefferson’s authorship of the Declaration. It comes up all the time, as in the smash Broadway hit Hamilton when Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton takes Jefferson down a peg or two:

A civics lesson from a slaver. Hey neighbor
Your debts are paid cuz you don’t pay for labor
“We plant seeds in the South. We create.”
Yeah, keep ranting
We know who’s really doing the planting


However, we fail to do the same with our national anthem’s composer Francis Scott Key. “All Men are Created Equal” and “The Land of the Free”—both those mottoes sprang from the pens of men with quite narrow views of equality and freedom. In 1814, Key was a slaveholding lawyer from an old Maryland plantation family, who thanks to a system of human bondage had grown rich and powerful.



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Postby ajsuff » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:14 pm

............................. from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1920, anarchists looking to send a message to Wall Street elites placed a bomb with dynamite and iron weights in a horse-drawn wagon in Manhattan's Financial District. The explosion killed 30 people instantly and injured hundreds of others. Read more about the deadliest terror attack on American soil until the Oklahoma City bombing 75 years later.


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Postby ajsuff » Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:57 pm

............................ from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was barely the size of a beach ball and remained in orbit for about an hour and a half. But it was a milestone for space travel and marked the start of the space race between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Find out how the space race has now opened up to the entire world.


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Postby ajsuff » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:36 pm

.......................... from the Smithsonian ..............................

In 1931, Al Capone was sentenced to prison for 11 years—not for his brutal dealings as a Mafia boss, but rather because of income tax evasion.


Find out what life behind bars was like for the notorious mobster (when he wasn't doing his laundry, that is).

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new ... ily&no-ist
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