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It’s going to be a great day!

Because we’re going to fill your noggin with some really interesting facts that we think you’ll enjoy immensely!

So dive into these facts and get ready to learn something new!

Amazingly, Abraham Lincoln’s son was close to three presidential assassinations.

He was at the White House less than a mile away from Ford’s Theater when his father was shot in 1865. Then he witnessed the assassination of President Garfield at a train station in Washington, DC in 1881. And Lincoln was at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in 1901 when President William McKinley was shot.

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dr. John Cook Bennett thought ketchup could help cure indigestion and diarrhea and he sold the condiment as a medicine in the 1830s and even had it concentrated in pill form.

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The only American city founded by a woman was Miami, Florida.

Julia Tuttle (1849-1898) bought land in South Florida in 1886 and persuaded railroad magnate Henry Flagler to extend his railroad lines to her property. Her country eventually became the city of Miami.

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If you drink too much in Japan or cause a nuisance, police officers will wrap you in a futon there and calmly take you to the police station.

Police officers in Japan rarely use firearms or resort to diffuse situations.

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If you happen to be at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and are feeling anxious, you may be lucky enough to meet Denver and Ruby, two horses from a nearby farm who are taken to the airport twice a month to get nervous. kites relax.

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On February 6, 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard played golf on the moon.

He fired two shots during a live broadcast from the moon. Watch out Downstairs!

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Coca Cola is sold in every country on earth… except Cuba and North Korea.

Coca Cola was actually bottled in Cuba from 1906 to 1962, but the company pulled its operations out of the country when a trade embargo was imposed shortly after Fidel Castro took over.

And North Koreans haven’t been able to buy the sweet cola in their country since the Korean War started in 1950.

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Woodpeckers wrap their own tongues around their brains as they peck trees and other objects to protect them.

A woodpecker’s tongue can be up to a third of the length of its body.

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Lady Gaga spent $50,000 on electromagnetic field meters to detect ghosts.

One person close to the star said: “She believes in paranormal activity and does not take any chances when she is on the road. It is important for her to be free from ghosts.”

Believe it or not, vending machines kill more humans than sharks every year.

And, by the way, we’re talking about being rocked back and forth or falling over and crushing people.

Research shows that between 1978 and 1995, an average of 2.18 people per year d**d from vending machines that fell on them. By comparison, from 2010 to 2019, there were only 0.6 d**ths per year of sharks.

Be careful around those vending machines, friends!

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Sylvester Stallone was so broke before becoming a household name that he had to sell his beloved dog, Butkus, for $40.

After Stallone sold the screenplay for rockybought Butkus back for a whopping $15,000 and his dog landed a part in the iconic film.

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Did you know that Sonic the Hedgehog has a full name?

It’s true!

And that name is…

Ogilvie Maurice the hedgehog!

Has a nice sound, don’t you think?

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