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08/16/2018

Interesting fact: Studies show that workers get tipped based on their age, gender, race, hair color, and (no duh) breast size more so than the quality of their service. So next time your cheap-ass dad complains about the service, you’re free to call him out on his eu- phemism for the waitress’ erm, “attributes.”

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08/09/2018

Interesting fact: A study at Ohio State University showed that a 50-pound child would have to eat more than 500 poinsettia leaves for them to suffer any harmful effect. But eating the leaves can still cause vomiting and diarrhea in pets. I feel like I’m getting mixed signals here.

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08/02/2018

Interesting fact: Leasing a car is a much more feasible option than purchasing for those Durango residents who want to lower their monthly rent while also sleeping on new leather seats.

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07/26/2018

Interesting fact: Despite weighing 1,800 pounds, moose can run 35 miles per hour, can swim miles at a stretch, and will submerge themselves completely for 30 seconds or more. I’m officially waiting for a moose horror film.

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07/19/2018

Interesting fact: It doesn’t appear that “imperial-colonialism” is a common or recognized phrase, but compound nouns go as far back as Sanskrit, and I admittedly didn’t research back that far.

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07/12/2018

Interesting fact: In 1977, it became illegal in Quebec for businesses to advertise using English names. So rather than adopt separate branding, Tim Horton’s dropped its apostrophe worldwide and became Tim Hortons.

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07/05/2018

Interesting fact: Clogging (the dance, not the toilet) is considered the first form of street dance.

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06/28/2018

Interesting fact: U.S. pint glasses are 16 ounces to the brim. Factor in a half-inch of foamy head in a proper pour, and your actual liquid content is closer to 14 ounces.

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06/21/2018

Interesting fact: Rule 34 reportedly originated with webcomic writer Peter Morley-Souter’s shock at discovering the existence of Calvin and Hobbes pornography.

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06/14/2018

Interesting fact: The banal and cliche? phrase “to coin a phrase” is almost always used, ironically enough, to emphasize a banal or cliche?d phrase.

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06/07/2018

Interesting fact: The man who brought hashtags to Twitter in the first place says, “Used sparingly, respect- fully and in appropriate measure, I think that the value generated from the use of hashtags is substantial enough to warrant their continued use.” #blessed

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05/31/2018

Interesting fact: In 2017, 45 percent of Mother’s Day shoppers gave a gift card to Mum, and they spent a total of $2.5 billion to do so. Maybe babymaking is more lucrative than I suspected.

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05/24/2018

Interesting fact: Studies suggest up to a third of all customers have stolen items at self-checkout counters. And I can’t say I blame them.

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05/17/2018

Interesting fact: Mountain lions were among the smaller big cats in the Ice Age. They got so quiet to avoid being eaten themselves. Now, they’re the top predator left here, and they’re still hush hush.

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05/10/2018

Interesting fact: Elephants aren’t naturally afraid of mice. But circus elephants learned to fear them, because rodents often chewed on their feet and tails

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05/03/2018

Interesting fact: I actually use vinegar to get rid of ants. It may not work, but the smell sure keeps me far away from the problem, which means it doesn’t exist.

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04/26/2018

Interesting fact: Bluegrass music as we know it started around 1940 with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Ten minutes later, the first people got tired of listening to bluegrass and walked out.

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04/19/2018

Interesting fact: Pork shoulder is a self-explanatory slice of meat. Pork butt, however, is actually just pork shoulder. #mindblown

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04/12/2018

Interesting fact: I wasn’t really sure you could buy mountain lion pee. You can. It comes in squeeze bottles. And now, my Amazon search history is forever really, really boned.

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04/05/2018

Interesting fact: CDs and vinyl records outsold digital downloads in 2017. But it’s streaming services that keep the industry afloat now. MP3s are dead. Long live MP3s.

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