More Random Info

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Since the release of the movie Groundhog Day in 1993, crowds of up to 30,000 have visited Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania each year on February 2nd to see whether Punxsutawney Phil observes his shadow. 

Seemingly fluffy, airy clouds are actually quite heavy.  The water droplets forming a small cumulus cloud weigh more than a mid-size car.

During Andrew Jackson’s presidency in the 1830s, the United States’ White House lawn was home to a milk cow. 

In 1986, Mike Tyson knocked out Trevor Berbick to become the youngest-ever heavyweight boxing champion at the age of twenty years and five months.

Amount of money graphic designer Milton Glaser charged the New York state tourism board for designing the “I (heart) New York” logo in 1977 was zero dollars.

On February 16, 1968, the United States’ first 911 emergency phone system went into service in Haleyville, Alabama.  Today, hundreds of millions of 911 emergency calls are made in the United States each year.  The Federal Communications Commission estimates that more than 70 percent are wireless calls.

John F. Kennedy was 43 when he was elected the youngest president in U.S. history.

When in Japan, slurp your noodles.  It’s considered polite to do so. 

The first movie ever to be screened privately at the U.S. White House was The Birth of a Nation, which President Woodrow Wilson viewed in 1915.

To clean a sink drain, put 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then flush with hot water.

On February 28, 1983, more than 60% of U.S. TV-owning households watched the final episode of the TV series, M*A*S*H.  The series finale boasted a 77 percent share of the Nielsen ratings during its original airing. 

Source Material: Andrew McMeel Publishing

 

Trifecta #5

Image of the Week

One of my own of a blue snowmobile in a coffee shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Word of the Week

Another word at the bottom of the usage pool, but it reminds me of someone special.

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Video of the Week

This video is a man sculpting/chiseling flowers from ice.  I’ve grown more into liking flowers as I’ve gotten older.  And who doesn’t like ice?!

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