Archive For April 30, 2019

The Most Visited Country

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Paris, France

FACT OF THE DAY: France wins the prize for the most visited country in the world. The country had 82.6 million visitors in 2017. No surprise either, Paris was the most visited city in the world.

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What’s the Opposite of Deja Vu?

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Jamais Vu

FACT OF THE DAY: Deja-Vu is the feeling of having been in a specific situation or setting before. Jamais-Vu is the reverse. It is the feeling of seeing or sensing something for the first time, despite knowing that it’s not the first time.

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What Is The Code of Hammurabi?

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Code of Hammurabi

FACT OF THE DAY: The “Code of Hammurabi” is a Babylonian code that dates back to 1754 BC. It is a collection of 282 rules that set the standards for commercial interactions. It also serves justice by setting fines and punishments.

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What Did Don Featherstone Do?

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plastic pink flamingos

FACT OF THE DAY: Don Featherstone is the man responsible for the plastic pink flamingos that seem to end up in backyards and parks everywhere you look. Featherstone, who passed away in 2015, created these famous flamingos in 1957.

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What Is The Spirit of Ecstasy?

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Spirit of Ecstasy - Rolls-Royce emblem

FACT OF THE DAY: If you’ve ever seen a Rolls-Royce or seen a picture of one, you know what ‘the spirit of ecstasy’ is. It is the ornament that can be found at front of all Rolls-Royces. It is a woman leaning forward while extending her arms behind her.

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What Is “Ubiquitous Gaze”?

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FACT OF THE DAY: “Ubiquitous Gaze” is an art technique used by artists when creating/drawing/painting a portrait. This technique makes it look like the subject is looking at you, no matter what angle you are viewing the artwork.

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The Longest Serving U.S. Mayor

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Hilmar Moore

FACT OF THE DAY: Who is Hilmar Moore? He is the longest serving mayor of a United States city. He was the mayor of Richmond, Texas from September 22, 1949 until December 4, 2012, the day he passed away.

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Baseball’s Career Leader In RBI’s

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Hank Aaron

FACT OF THE DAY: Major League Baseball (MLB) Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron is the career leader in RBI’s (runs batted in). Aaron, who played from 1954 to 1976, has 2,297. Second on the list is Babe Ruth with 2,214.

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The Top of An Umbrella

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blue and white umbrella

FACT OF THE DAY: What do you call the top (or tip) of umbrella? The part that extends above the umbrella canopy itself is called a ferrule.

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What Is Pysanka?

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Decorated Easter Eggs

FACT OF THE DAY: Pysanka is the Ukranian tradition in which you decorate a Slavic egg with traditional folk designs. The words ‘pysanka’ comes from the word pysaty, which means to write or scribe.

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