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Sorry about the light posting this week… some real-life issues have required our attention.  We’ll be back soon!

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Fact of the Day– May 15, 2009

Exactly how influential was William Shakespeare?  All of these commonly used phrases were first used in Shakespeare’s work: “One fell swoop”, “vanish into thin air”, “play fast and loose”, “in a pickle”, “foul play”, “tower of strength”, “flesh and blood”,  and “with bated breath.” For more on Shakespeare, check this site out.

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Fact of the Day– May 14, 2009

Google was hacked. At least, we think so. Reuters:

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Fact of the Day– May 13, 2009

The entire Encyclopedia Brittanica is banned in the state of Texas because it contains a formula for making beer at home. More dumb laws can be found here.

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Fact of the Day– May 12, 2009

According to Chuck Shepherd’s News of the Weird, Great Britain seems to be going a bit overboard with their safety regulations:

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Fact of the Day– May 11, 2009

So much for the necessity of an education… did you know that legendary American author Mark Twain did not even complete elementary school?

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The Collapse of Major League Baseball

Was anybody surprised to learn that Manny Ramirez took performance enhancing drugs?

If you were, you haven’t been paying attention. In the last year we’ve learned that the two best hitters in the game (A-Rod and now Manny) were cheating, as well as the best pitcher over the last twenty years (Clemens). At this point, nothing should shock us.

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Fact of the Day– May 7, 2009

Famed artist Leonardo Da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other… simultaneously! That should make us all feel inadequate.  Click here for more on Da Vinci.

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Fact of the Day– May 6, 2009

Two random facts for you today: The average human drinks 16,000 gallons of water in their lifetime. A square inch of human skin contains about twenty feet of blood vessels. More facts about the human body can be found here.

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Fact of the Day– May 5

You woke up this morning with a burning desire to learn more about the history of the fork, right? It’s your lucky day:

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