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In Oregon and New Jersey, it is illegal to pump your own gas.

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ps:LOL I knew that! My thoughts on that are Why?? Anyone know?

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A 'nickelodeon' was a small type of theater where you could watch movies that cost a nickel in the early 1900s.

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When Crystal Pepsi came out, Coca-Cola released a competing product called 'Tab Clear.' But, Tab Clear was intentionally marketed poorly so it would fail and hurt Pepsi's product by association. This is the "born to die" strategy and within six months, both campaigns were dead.

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Historical records indicate that pirates rarely made anyone walk the plank. They simply pushed people overboard because it was much easier.

Yes, important information to know  😃

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A 2014 survey found that men were only able to listen to their partners for 6 minutes before tuning them out.

Did you say something?  😃

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Martin Luther King Jr. and George Washington are the only Americans in history to have their birthdays observed as national holidays.


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Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, Domino's, and Papa John's all get their mozzarella cheese from the same company.

Which explains a lot  😃


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"L'appel du vide" is when you have self-destructive thoughts for a split second – like swerving your car into oncoming traffic or imagining yourself jumping when you're standing at the edge of a cliff even though you would never really do it. The phrase literally translates as "the call of the void".


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The average human body contains over 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Given that the circumference of the Earth is 24,873.6 miles, your blood vessels could circle the planet more than twice.

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Chins are something uniquely human. Big, small and sometimes dimpled, everyone has a chin. While it may seem odd, humans are in fact the only animals that have one. Gorillas don't have them. Chimpanzees don't have them. Even the Neanderthal, our nearest evolutionary relative, didn’t have chins —their faces simply ended in a flat vertical plane. The bony nub that juts out from the bottom of the lower jaw is unique in the animal kingdom, and although scientists have proposed several theories over the years as to why, the chin remains a mystery.

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Some crows in Japan are known to drop walnuts on pedestrian crosswalks, wait for cars to crack the nuts by running them over, and then wait until the next light to safely eat the cracked nuts.

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Psychopaths are often immune to contagious yawning due to a lack of empathy. They're also less likely to be startled.

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Pink Floyd's "The Wall" is implied to be an endless loop. The final song ends with the words "Isn't this where..." and the album begins with the words "... we came in?" with a continuing melody.

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Vanilla beans are the product of the world's only fruit-producing orchid, the Vanilla planifolia.

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The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, but it wasn’t observed as a national holiday until 1863.

Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” wrote letters for 17 years campaigning to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. Finally, President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday 240 years after the tradition started in Plymouth, Ma.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

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While filming "The Wizard of Oz," 16-year-old Judy Garland was put on a diet of chicken soup, coffee, and 80 cigarettes a day.

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ps: I'd like to know why??

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When you first meet people it is common to forget their names - a phenomenon called the ‘next-in-line' effect. This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they'll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they're introduced to.

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Before the ratification of the 12th Amendment, the Vice President of the United States was the Presidential candidate who had received the second most votes, rather than a running mate.

Just imagine….! lol

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