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Fact of the Day– April 30, 2009

Last Saturday, a bull got loose in an Irish supermarket– and the whole incident was caught on CCTV. Take a look:

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“Regular” Flu Has Killed Thousands So Far THIS YEAR

Once again, everyone calm down. “Swine Flu” is not the end of the world. Not even close. CNN provides this important contextual information:

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Fact of the Day– April 29, 2009

A car James Bond would be proud of is coming to America in 2010. The Gibbs Aquada is an car/boat hybrid that has been in production, mainly overseas, for a couple of years. Check out this clip:

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Fact of the Day– April 28

According to this (not a great source but we believe it in this case), 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk at any given time.

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Fact of the Day– April 27

The NFL draft happened this weekend.  Quarterback Matthew Stafford was the first player selected.  He signed a 6-year, $72 million contract with the Detroit Lions, with $41 million guaranteed.  This makes him the highest-paid player in the history of the Detroit Lions– and he hasn’t played a snap yet.  In contrast, 3-time Super Bowl champion […]

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Fact of the Day– April 24

When the bathtub was first introduced to the United States, the medical profession believed that bathing caused illness.  Several cities prohibited bathing except under medical supervision.  More here.

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Fact of the Day– April 23

Ever wondered which state in the US was the most densely populated? The most densely populated state in the U.S. is New Jersey with an average of 1,171.1 people per square mile. The least densely populated state in the U.S. is Alaska with an average of 1.2 people per square mile. For more population related […]

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NBA: Chicago’s Derrick Rose Wins Rookie of the Year Award

No surprise here– Chicago Bull’s rookie phenom Derrick Rose received 111 of a possible 116 first place votes to win the NBA rookie of the year title.

The point guard led all rookies with 6.3 assists per game, and finished second with 16.8 points per game.

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Fact of the Day– April 22

Here’s another truly random fact for your viewing pleasure: Donald Duck’s middle name is “Fauntleroy”. Click here if you don’t believe us.

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Fact of the Day– April 21

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been struck by lightning… twice.  And his wife Sarah has been struck once. The odds of being struck by lightning twice (assuming an 80 year life) are approximately one in 9 million.  The odds of being struck once are one in 3,000. More here.

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