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Why Do We Call Them Sheriff?

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Sheriff Legoland Set

FACT OF THE DAY: The word come sheriff comes from the two words “Shire” and “Reeve”. Shire refers to land or county, while Reeve is the official who was in charge. Shire Reeve then became sheriff.

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What Is A Nigglywiggly?

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Hershey's Kiss Mobile

FACT OF THE DAY: A nigglywiggly is the little piece of paper that extends out of a Hershey’s Kiss chocolate. Yes, that actually has a name.

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Volkswagen Owns Porsche

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Volkswagen logo

FACT OF THE DAY: Volkswagen own Porsche! Not only is VW the parent company for the 911 Porsche, it is also the parent company for Audi, Lamborghini, and the Bentley.

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Silver Cars Sell the Most

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silver camaro

FACT OF THE DAY: The color silver is the preferred choice of color among new car buyers. White came in at second while black rounds out the top three.

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What Is A Misomaniac?

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Misomaniac

FACT OF THE DAY: A Misomaniac is someone who hates everything and everyone. It can also be used to describe someone who has the fear of being hated by everyone.

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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 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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Wasabi Mist Smoke Alarms?

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wasabi

FACT OF THE DAY: In 2010, Japanese researchers came out with a smoke alarm specifically for the hearing impaired. When triggered, or activated, the alarm would release a wasabi scented mist (technically speaking the chemical compound allyl isothiocyanate) that would let people know there is smoke.

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