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... Tequila, Tommy-Lee Jones, Tom Dooley

by Florence Shea

                            
                     

Inspired by an old Scottish tune, the song Auld Lang Syne (meaning ‘the
good old days’) has become the National Anthem of New Year’s eve
celebration. The lyrics to the song Auld Lang Syne were written by the poet
Robert Burns and published after his death in 1796.


Before Columbus arrived in the Americas, no native American had type B
blood.

The average cost of a movie in 1940 was 24 cents.

California’s Frank Epperson invented the Popsicle in 1905 when he was 11
years old.

An etiquette writer of the 1840’s advised, “Ladies may wipe their lips on the
tablecloth but not blow their noses on it”.

Tequila is made from the root of the blue agave cactus.

Thomas Jefferson invented the dumbwaiter.

Unknown people made the first glassware about 3500 years ago in
Mesopotamia.

More than half of the world’s animal groups are found in the sea.

The oldest city in Britain is Ripon, which received its original charter in 886.

A sick pig rarely curls its’ tail.

A woodpeckers tongue is long enough to wrap around his head two times.

Actor Tommy Lee Jones and vice-president Al Gore were freshman
roommates at Harvard.

Ants prefer not to walk through baby powder.

There are approximately fifty Bibles sold around the world each minute.

A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat
evaporates before a person realizes it’s there, though!

The poison arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.

Mortimer was the name Walt Disney originally proposed for Mickey Mouse.

The folk song “Tom Dooley” was inspired by Laura Foster’s death in North
Carolina in 1866. She was the woman ex-Confederate soldier Tom Dula “met
up on the mountain” and stabbed with his knife.



    January 2, 2015
     

     Sources: wikipedia.com; danhersam.com; corsinet.com; coolquiz.com;
qsl.net.com; strange facts.com; triviafool.com


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