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    The orange of a monarch butterfly’s wings is a warning color, identifying itself to predators that the butterfly will taste bad or may be toxic.
     
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    In 1885, a patent was awarded to LaMarcus Adna Thompson regarding roller coasters which were made out of wood, however, there were “Russian Mountains” roller coasters considerably earlier.
     
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    In New Zealand, it is illegal to name your twin babies "Fish and Chips".
     
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    An octopus can detach an arm on purpose and then regrow it.
     
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    The "Law of Diminishing Returns" puts you in the poor-house.
     
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    When it comes to eating dropped food, the snail follows the "5 Day Rule"!
     
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    Researchers say by the year 2085, most cities will be unfit to host the Summer Olympics due to rising temperatures fueled by the changing climate
     
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    The top of the Empire State Building was originally built as a place to anchor blimps, Fake pictures surfaced, but it didn't happen until September 1931, when a privately-owned dirigible docked for a mere three minutes, in a 40-mile-per-hour wind. “Traffic was tied up in the streets below for more than a half hour as the pilot, Lieutenant William McCraken jockeyed for position in the half gale about the tower 1,200 feet above the ground,” the Times reported in 1931. It was the one and only time! What about the "Mooring Mast"? FAKE!
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    Fake Picture 1930
     
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    Is that Billboard in the picture advertising the Bossert Hotel in Brooklyn?
     
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    Yes, the 1930 version of the Hotel Bossert!

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    Here's a 1930s view from the Marine Roof Restaurant at the top of the Bossert, looking NW toward Manhattan. The tall apt building is at the corner of Pierrepont and Columbia Heights, before the tall apt buildings on Montague and Pierrepont were built:
     
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    Guess no one can figure out that I work in a Hotel and enjoy buildings...!:)
     
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    On average, a person uses about 100 gallons of water a day, but only drinks about a half gallon per day.
     
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    I assume that is water disguised in other beverages. I think that most of us don't drink enough plain water and instead drink it in the form of coffee, tea, milk and other beverages. Yes, I mean a daily shower uses up quite a few gallons of water I guess. That is an interesting statistic. Tidbits and factoids are my life!:) Thanks for posting!
     
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    No one in Greece can choose to not vote. Voting is required by law for every citizen who is 18 or older.
     
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    Hmmm, that is interesting Joe Riley, but I am not sure how it would work in this country. You might end up electing Donald Duck for something. So many people are disgusted it seems by conventional candidates not sure who might end up winning general elections. I think it would be awfully hard to enforce too. I mean is the sheriff going to be sent out to arrest all non voters? Of course, you can get in trouble by not serving on the jury if you are called to do so, so maybe it would work!
     
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