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  • The Frankenstein Monster, otherwise known as "Creature," is a vegetarian. At least he is in Mary Shelly's book, and she should know since she created him. "My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment," he says in the book. Imagine that. A vegetarian monster! Not every day you come across one of those.
    Did'ya know that the Eiffel tower can grow as much as six inches taller over the summer? Then it shrinks back down again for winter slumber. Care to guess why that happens? As a fun side note... your nails also grow faster during the summer, although that one doesn't have a definitive reason why. Wolverine mode, activate!! Oh, wait, no, that would be Lady Deathstrike with the nails.
    The microwave is an amazing creation and beloved (even considered a necessity) by all households. Percy Spencer (researcher for what is now Raytheon) invented the metal food-cooking box when electromagnetic waves melted his candy bar. The company filed the patent and got all the royalties. The dude did all the actual work and got a 2 dollar bonus for his invention. Wow. So generous
    The tomato's early nickname was "the poison apple," and it was classified as a Deadly Nightshade member. It was brought to Europe in 1519 to be an ornamental plant, and by the 1700s, it had a reputation for killing aristocrats who dared to eat the fruit. In truth, they used pewter plates, and the acidity of the tomato brought out the lead in the plates, and they died from lead poisoning, not tomatoes.
    GreenPhoenix3
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    Well, they could've been deathly allergic to either lead, tomatoes, or both?
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    Lead is deadly in high amounts to all people, but an allergy to tomatoes is also possible as having a sensitivity to the nightshade family is pretty common. However, just eating a tomato, even if you are allergic to it, is not likely to cause death, especially since the tomatoes of that time were a lot smaller. A few people might have passed from tomato allergy, but not that many.
    Montpelier, Vermont has the smallest population of any USA state capital at under 75 hundred people (as of 2018). It butts up against another city, Barre, and together they create the micropolitan area known as the Twin Cities. But that's not the interesting thing. The most important fact about Montpelier is it is the only capital out of 50 state capitals WITHOUT A MCDONALD'S!!
    The giraffe has the longest tongue of any land mammal at 20 inches long, and it is a weird blueish-black color. Some speculate that's to prevent sunburns. It's also tough enough to strip thorny branches. I don't think I'll be french-kissing one of them any time soon.
    According to fairly reliable rumor, the CIA has its own Starbucks. It's called "Store Number 1," the employees need to be escorted to and from their posts, and there are no names written on cups. I guess the one good thing is they will never misspell or mispronounce your name in that particular Starbucks.
    Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch, and he's been called out for only having the bars of a Navy commander, but according to multiple Twitter debates, he' says captaining the S. S. Guppy with his crew “makes an official Cap’n in any book!” I don't really care who's "Cap'ning" the ship so long as it docks with my cereal safe and dry.
    When Theodore Roosevelt began his presidency in 1901, he moved into the White House with a menagerie of pets. A bear, a lizard, a few guinea pigs, a hen, a one-legged rooster, a pig, a hyena, a barn owl, a rabbit, an assortment of snakes, a pack of dogs, and a pony. Some of these pets (including the hyena and one or two of the dogs) were pets from other dignitaries and diplomats from other countries.
    In 1966, Mercedes invented a car controlled by joystick. The joystick replaced the steering wheel and the pedals, and the car could sense which side the driver is sitting on, so the passenger could drive. I want to know why this didn't stick around, cause to me it sounds like the "car of the future" was invented over 50 years ago.
    In the early days of movies and movie theaters, trailers came after the movie. They trailed after the feature presentation, hence the name. The very first trailer was in 1912 (some say 13) and was for the Broadway play, "Pleasure Seekers." Thus came the hit idea of playing adds between movies! Thank you, Nils Granlund, because that's just what we needed: more ads.
    the symbol # is not officially a "pound" or a "hashtag." It is, in fact, an Octothorpe! Because when you say "There was an octothorpe scribbled on the notepad," everyone is totally going to know what you mean. I still think of it as the "tic-tac-toe board," personally.
    No number before 1,000 has the letter "A" in its name. Plenty of E's, I's, O's, U's, and Y's, but no A's.
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    I think this fact is assuming you say it like, "One hundred-one, One hundred-two," or they just don't count "and" as being a part of the name of the number. Otherwise, you are correct!
    SnapePotions34
    SnapePotions34
    Plus, I'm pretty sure that you should only use and when you're talking about decimals. Like thirty-two and five hundredths.
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    That one is a little more debatable, but still true, yes.
    T. S. Eliot (an author of some renowned, 1888-1965) dusted his face with green makeup to give himself a cadaverous appearance. No one is entirely positive as to why, although there are a few theories floating around. Me? I think artists of all mediums are all drama queens and kings at heart, no matter the era.
    The Sahara is the biggest desert and made of all sand! Actually, no. Antarctica is the world's biggest desert, and only a quarter of the Saraha is made up of sand. The rest of it is made up of gravel. Because gravel is so much different than sand, but, hey, it's less likely to get into your shorts.
    3D printing has made it possible for NASA to basically email new equipment to astronauts, meaning it can only take a few hours to get new equipment instead of months. I'd like to get in on that! It'll save me from going to the hardware store and staring at 25 different types of nails when all I want to do is hang a picture.
    Cows, goats, and sheep do not have front teeth on the top row. They do have incisors on the bottom front as well as grinding molars on the top and bottom, but where most animals have a top layer of incisors, they have a thick tissue layer known as a "dental pad." That kind of changes up that one Christmas song, doesn't it? "All I want for Christmas is a dental pad!"
    The current design for the United States Flag was created by highschooler Bob Heft as a history project in 1958. It got a B-. Alaska and Hawaii weren't states yet, but Heft thought they would eventually and showed his designs to the government. President Dwight D. Eisenhower himself called to say his designs had been approved! Heft's teacher bumped his grade up to an A. Gee, what do you have to do to get an A+??
    In 1929, Walt Disney pioneered a cartoon look in putting gloves on his characters. It made animation a lot easier with gloved hands, but it also helped with the whole human/mouse thing since he's supposed to be more human than mouse, but he still has the tail, so... I'm thinking too hard about a cartoon mouse. That means MM has been wearing gloves for 91 years. I hope he washes them often!
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