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He Managed One Team for 50 Years

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Connie Mack

FACT OF THE DAY: Connie Mack was a MLB (Major League Baseball) manager for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950. During this stretch he compiled a record of 3,582 wins and 3,814 losses. His teams won 5 World Series.

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What Makes the New Car Smell?

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Car Interior

FACT OF THE DAY: Who doesn’t love the new car smell? After you hear what makes up the new car smell, that might be you. That specific smell comes from a mix of 50 to 60 VOC’s. VOC stands for ‘Volatile Organic Compounds’. Though not dangerous at the levels used for new cars, they are still volatile.

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What Is Gamophobia?

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groom running from bride

FACT OF THE DAY: Do you fear commitment? Do you suffer from an extreme fear of getting married? Then you have gamophobia. Gamo is the Greek word for marriage.

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World’s Largest Gold Bar

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Largest Gold Bar

FACT OF THE DAY: The world’s largest gold bar weighs 250,000 grams or 551.155 lbs. The bar is currently located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It’s worth is over $10 million.

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Where Do Potatoes Come From?

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Potatoes

FACT OF THE DAY: Idaho may be the US capital for potatoes, but the South American country of Peru is the original hometown. Potatoes were first grown by the Inca Indians of Peru around the time of 8000 BC.

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Cockroach Grooming Habits

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cockroach

FACT OF THE DAY: Many humans run from or cringe at the sight of a cockroach. It turns out they have a similar reaction when coming in contact with us. Upon coming in contact with a human, a cockroach will run to safety and then proceed to clean itself off.

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Xbox Controllers Used On Submarines

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US Navy Submarine

FACT OF THE DAY: Controllers from an Xbox game console can now be found on US Navy submarines. Not to play Madden NFL or Assassin’s Creed or any game for that matter, they are being used to control and operate the periscope.

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The Most Expensive Coffee

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Coffee grounds

FACT OF THE DAY: Where does the most expensive coffee in the world come from? The answer would be the Black Ivory Coffee Company in Thailand. These roasted and processed grounds (which come from elephant dung) sell for over $500/pound. That better be some good tasting coffee!

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Why Do We Call It Spam?

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Spam

FACT OF THE DAY: Why are junk/unsolicited emails referred to as Spam emails? It is NOT in reference to the canned meat. Instead, it’s a Monty Python reference. On December 15, 1970, the British Comedy Group Monty Python premiered a sketch called “Spam”. In this sketch the word spam was used 132 times.

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Who Are the Four Kings?

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Kings from a deck of cards

FACT OF THE DAY: In every deck of playing cards, there come four kings. The king of diamonds, clubs, hearts, and spades. While never official, there was a day and time in which it was believed the each king in the deck represented an actual king. King David of Israel was the spade, Alexander the Great of Macedonia was the club, King Charlemagne of France was the heart, and Roman Caesar Augustus was the diamond.

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