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Who Is Mortimer Mouse?

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Mickey Mouse

FACT OF THE DAY: Mortimer Mouse is a Walt Disney character who gives Mickey Mouse some competition when it comes to the affections of Minnie. A lesser known fact is that Mortimer was the original name given to the Mickey character. It was Lillian Disney (Walt’s wife) who suggested the name Mickey. She felt that Mortimer sounded too arrogant.

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Almost Superman and James Bond

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Clint Eastwood

FACT OF THE DAY: Which celebrity A-List actor turned down the roles of BOTH Superman and James Bond? That would be “Mr. Dirty Harry” himself, Clint Eastwood. While other actors may regret passing on these the iconic roles, it’s safe to say that Eastwood’s career did not suffer from skipping out on playing these characters.

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Scooby Doo’s Real Name

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Scooby Doo

FACT OF THE DAY: Scooby Doo is a mystery solving Great Dane who first appeared on television in 1969. Along with his friends Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy, Scooby Doo drove around in the “Mystery Machine” (a 1972 Ford E200 Econoline van) solving crimes. However, Scooby was just a nickname. His official name was Scoobert Doo.

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Throwing 50 Touchdowns In 1 NFL Season

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Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes

FACT OF THE DAY: By throwing 50 touchdowns during the 2018 NFL (National Football League) regular season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes joined an exclusive club. He became the 3rd QB to reach the 50 touchdown mark in one season. He joins Peyton Manning (55 in 2013) of the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady (50 in 2007) of the New England Patriots.

[Photo Source: sports.yahoo.com]

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Before He Was Bugs Bunny

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Bugs Bunny

FACT OF THE DAY: Bugs Bunny is the beloved rabbit from Warner Bros. Looney Tunes. He first came to life back in 1938. However, did you know that Bugs Bunny wasn’t his original name? It’s true. When he first debuted, Bugs was known as Happy Rabbit.

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No Clocks In Las Vegas Casinos

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Las Vegas Casino

FACT OF THE DAY:  Gambling, Casinos, and Las Vegas, three words that go hand in hand. Here’s one word you won’t see connected with those three… clocks. You will not find a clock inside a Las Vegas casino (most other casinos as well).

It’s not difficult to figure out why  this is. The MORE aware of time you are, the LESS amount of money you will spend gambling. Want to know something else you won’t find in a casino?  Windows.

 

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James Franco Sells Non-Visible Art

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James Franco

FACT OF THE DAY:  James Franco is a writer, director, award winning actor, and an artist. In fact, in 2011 he sold a piece of art called “Fresh Air” for $10,000. What did this work art consist of?  It was literally fresh air. There was nothing to it. Aimee Dawson, the lady who made the purchase, paid $10,000 for a piece of non-visible art.

 

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An NFL Football First

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Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots

FACT OF THE DAY:  This past Sunday night, October 14, 2018, the NFL (National Football League) achieved a first in the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs game. With the Patriots 43-40 victory, the NFL achieved its FIRST EVER game to end with this particular score. Keep in mind the NFL started in 1920 and this final score had never happened before.

 

[Photo Source:  https://985thesportshub.com]

 

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Cleveland Browns Win On A Sunday

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Cleveland Browns

FACT OF THE DAY: Last Sunday, the NFL Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 12-9. It was the Browns second win of the season but their FIRST on a Sunday since December 13, 2015. The beloved Browns had a Sunday losing streak of 36 consecutive games.

 

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The Other Scrooge

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Scrooge

FACT OF THE DAY:  When we hear the name Scrooge we think of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Charles Dickens character from the novel, A Christmas Carol. But in 1979, in Charlottesville, Virginia, the name took a different meaning. There was an organization called SCROOGE. The name was an acronym and stood for: Society to Curtail Ridiculous, Outrageous, and Ostentatious Gift Exchanges.

 

[Photo Source: http://acronymsandslang.com/definition/1024701/SCROOGE-meaning.html]

 

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