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    Some people think that Shakespeare didn't really write those plays, they suggest that the plays were actually written by Christopher Marlowe. He was a noted English playwright of the time. The reference for this is the book "The Man Who Murdered Shakespeare." I don;t know, lots of evidence pro and con. I did read the book but I was in 9th grade at the time. More information is sure to have come to light since that time. One of histories mysteries?
     
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    There are more than 120,000 species of flies worldwide with about 18,000 found in North America.
     
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    The lifespan of a house fly is 21 days.
     
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    The first time an outline of a body was shown on a television series was in 1958 on the Perry Mason television series in the episode "The Case Of The Perjured Parrot".
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    A 15 year old boy invented earmuffs in 1873. NOTE: He died in 1937!
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    Apples, peaches and raspberries are all members of the rose family.
     
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    Joe I never knew that about earmuffs..... ...:) but whoever wrote that got a it a little bit wrong....the date of birth at the top has him living until he was 115 years old...lol...altho' in the text it does say he died in 1937 which is correct. Sounds like so many people who had no schooling went onto become veritable geniuses..
     
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    An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards!
     
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    Wikipedia banned the Church of Scientology from editing any articles.
     
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    Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women! I like that! :)

    Wonder why though.
     
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    @Holly Saunders - Good catch, Holly. A typo....he died on July 5, 1937, at the age of 79. I need to buy a new comb!;)
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    Two days after they die, ants give off an odor which other ants pick up on. They come pick up the ant and carry it to an ant graveyard.
     
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    ...how do they handle Uncles?
     
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    LOL Joe...sorry to say I think Uncles must be left to Rot... :oops::oops::oops::D
     
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    The first public message to be transmitted via Morse code was "A patient waiter is no loser".:)
     
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