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Did you know that Felix the Cat was the very first balloon animal in the Macy's Thanksgivings Day Parade in 1927? Until then, real Zoo animals were used.
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Don't tell Rufus :)
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No way! Rufus is Top Cat and will always be the Grand Marshal of his very own parade. That cat struts his stuff to the beat of a totally different drummer! :lol:
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Did you know that cats can be infected with a virus called feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), which is similar to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and researchers are comparing the FIV virus in cats and the HIV virus in humans which may lead to finding a cure to HIV.

Read more here.
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Nice read,

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Did you know that
gambling games always cheat you
I lost today a lot of money here https://www.sincityc.../all-games.html
My conclusions, don't play games for money...
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Did you know that there are several stories on how Hush Puppies came to be?

They are a Southern food used to not only feed and hush hungry puppies in poor families, feed Confederate Soldiers and hush the dogs as Union Soldiers approached, yet to also hush tracking dogs when escaped slaves traveled the underground Railroad.
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The rest of the story:

Did you know that in 1949 Josef Carl Engressia ( aka Whistler, aka Joybubbles),Jr was born blind and by the age of 5 found that he could hack the telephone system and dial phone numbers by clicking the hang-up switch and at the age of 7 he accidentally discovered that whistling at certain frequencies (2600 hertz) could activate phone switchs and make free phone calls. He became, what is known today as, a phone phreak.

As a student at the University of South Florida in the late 1960s, Joe Engressia was given the nickname “Whistler” due to his ability to place free long distance phone calls by whistling, with his mouth, the proper tones. After a Canadian operator reported him for selling such calls for $1 at the university, he was suspended and fined $25 but soon reinstated. Later on in 1971, an article was written in Esquire that revealed the world of "phone phreaking," about the young man named Joe Engressia, which a college student by the name of Steve Wozniak had read and shared the article with his long time friend Steve Jobs, which led to the creation of the blue box and they sold them door-to-door at dormitories of the University of California in Berkeley for $150, and the proceeds lead to the creation of the Apple 1 computer.
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a strange experiment I did with my music group a couple years ago. We took an old Casio keyboard and plugged it into an amp and then thru an oscilloscope. fiddling with it until we found the lowest steady note (an electronic base sound "C" at 240 hertz). We then connected it to electrodes that we applied to our temples and played the lower "C" with the lower "C#" simultaneously. When this experiment was done with our eyes open nothing happened really, except maybe a bit of pain for some, but when you closed your eyes and pressed those 2 notes, a series of psychedelic fractals appeared (like totally awesome), when the notes were released, the hallucination would stop. We experimented with different notes and it had some effects but never as clear as "C+C#". Playing the same note on different octaves simultaneously also had good results...

PS if you are considering trying this at home, only a small level of volume is required, we only used the amp to regulate the tone and the bass. And also avoid playing high octaves as it hurts like [bleep].

Don't sew me for residuals or brain damages. You are experimenting with your brain here...

We took the idea from Patrick Flanagan, trying to recreate an album to be played on a neurophone. Sadly no one has one of those to listen to us, and we were scared to be accused of zapping kids.
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did you know that...

granny smiths (green apples) contained a volatile enzyme on the inside of their peel capable of making most plants start flowering. The trick is to cover the plant with a plastic bag and let the enzymes concentrate on the inside for a few days.
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Did you know?

The longest word in the English language that is spelled the same backwards as forwards is racecar?

That in the 1974 edition of Websters Dictionary the word misspell was misspelled?

That pennies without a D under the year were minted in Denver?
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Did you know that carnations have been traditionally associated with Mother's Day since the days of Christ?

According to legend, this association goes back to the passion of the Christ. Seeing Christ's sufferings, his mother Mary shed tears, which fell on the ground. These tears are supposed to have turned into the fragrant and beautiful carnations.

Light red carnations express admiration. Dark red symbolizes great love and affection. White carnations indicate purity, love, peace, tranquility, and good fortune.

Several carnations of a multitude of colors definitely appear attractive. However, such a combination denotes refusal and hence a better option would be to gift your loved one with pink carnations. Pink carnations specifically stand for always on my mind.

Red and pink carnations are meant to honor a mother who is alive and white carnations are used to honor a mother who has passed.
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Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.
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