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Spacing out, social flypaper and being a tool
Spacing out, social flypaper and being a tool
11/12/2020

Interesting fact: New data from NASA suggests there may be 300 million habitable planets. The article was behind a paywall, so that’s all I know. 

 

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Road rage, Amazonians and fuzzy handcuffs
Road rage, Amazonians and fuzzy handcuffs
11/05/2020
Interesting fact: Bobby pins really are the best way to break free from handcuffs. Gents, if you think you pissed off your wife, you may want to start accessorizing.
 
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Poll dancing, against the wind and getting canned
Poll dancing, against the wind and getting canned
10/29/2020

Interesting fact: Now, amidst our current zeitgeist, I feel I understand @nihilist_arbys on a truly cellular level. This is my salute. Not that it matters.

 

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Doggy style, oral armements and Millennial murder
Doggy style, oral armements and Millennial murder
10/22/2020
Interesting fact: This won’t be the first year “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” won’t air on network TV. In fact, it also was not broadcast for thousands – millions! – of years before the invention of TV.
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Getting ghosted, on the juice and being worked over
Getting ghosted, on the juice and being worked over
10/15/2020

Interesting fact: A startling number of websites purport to list “ghost facts,” yet not a single one passed the Ask Rachel Interesting Fact smell test.

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Fashion victim, heavy thoughts and cornfusion
Fashion victim, heavy thoughts and cornfusion
10/08/2020

Interesting fact: Each kernel of candy corn has its own unique shape. No two are alike. It’s like hell’s version of a snowflake.

 

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Write-offs, four-letter words and free samples
Write-offs, four-letter words and free samples
10/01/2020

Interesting fact: Jupiter and Saturn are going to conjunct in December. That happens every 20 years though, so I’m afraid we can’t blame this year on astrology.

 

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Stay-at-home mom, crisis hotline and sale plants
Stay-at-home mom, crisis hotline and sale plants
09/24/2020

Interesting fact: Seems like folks might need to hear this right now: there are people out there to listen to you. Like the Colorado Crisis Services. 1-844-493-8255. (Stick that in your wallet right now.)

 

 

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Little piggies, cheap shades and sanity check
Little piggies, cheap shades and sanity check
09/17/2020

Interesting fact: When you stub your toe, you’re slamming that little piggy with a force equivalent to two to three times your body weight. 

 

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The Seinfeld theory, postal snub and brewskiing
The Seinfeld theory, postal snub and brewskiing
09/10/2020

Interesting fact: Nothing starts with N and ends with G.

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Rule 34, Big Mac attack and neighborly conspiracies
Rule 34, Big Mac attack and neighborly conspiracies
09/03/2020

Interesting fact: Fast foods, high in sugar and fats, stimulate the brain’s natural opioids. You literally can’t Just Say No.

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Unexercising, second coming & zuke til you puke
Unexercising, second coming & zuke til you puke
08/27/2020

Interesting fact: One zucchini is actually a zucchina. Stare at that word for a while, and tell me it doesn’t trip you out.

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Unexpected errors, flats and going both ways
Unexpected errors, flats and going both ways
08/20/2020
Interesting fact: Bupkis, according to ye olde coffee shop parking lot internet, is short for kozebubkes, “goat droppings” in Yiddish.
 
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Camping in, hallucinogenic toads and socksy talk
Camping in, hallucinogenic toads and socksy talk
08/13/2020

Interesting fact: Contronyms are single words with two conflicting definitions. Like, “to dust” means both “cover in fine particles” and “remove fine particles.” How do we even communicate?

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Fake fans, socket frenching and Rachel in training
Fake fans, socket frenching and Rachel in training
08/06/2020

Interesting fact: The fake baseball audience sounds (which come from a video game) are actually played over stadium speakers. Which only intensifies the cardboard cutout horror vibe.

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Total zeroes, ice cream diet and the vocal minority
Total zeroes, ice cream diet and the vocal minority
07/30/2020

Interesting fact: The “odo-” in “odometer” comes from the Greek “hodos,” meaning “way,” via the French odometer. That word is the only enduring contribution France ever made to the modern automotive industry. 

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Sign rage, catnapping and maskless avengers
Sign rage, catnapping and maskless avengers
07/23/2020

Interesting fact: Body farm research at the Forensic Investigation Research Station at Colorado Mesa University inadvertently discovered that, yes, given the chance, cats really will eat your dead body.

 

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Bird brains and insufferable vegans
Bird brains and insufferable vegans
07/16/2020
Interesting fact: Twenty-five percent of peanuts sold between March and October go to baseball stadiums. But not this year. Save the peanuts! Feed them to your animals. (Without xylitol.)
 
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Ask Rachel: Dirt-turds, side hustles and imported germs
Ask Rachel: Dirt-turds, side hustles and imported germs
07/09/2020

Interesting fact: For what it’s worth, the roads go both ways: Coloradans are most likely to move to California and Texas, too. They’re lucky to have us.

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Hail or hate the Chief & popping the Netflix question
Hail or hate the Chief & popping the Netflix question
06/25/2020

Interesting fact: The most iconic Minnesota chain restaurant, according to some internet source, is Dairy Queen. So next time you miss your hockey pucks and your flip flops in winter, just head on over to Cortez or Aztec for a genuine Minne-Blizzard.

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