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  • Today's fact: For most of history, there was limited access to even local news, let alone international, and people survived. Even thrived.
    A group of unicorns is called a blessing or a marvel. Dragons are often referred to as a Thunder. Crows are a murder. Cats are a clowder or glaring. Kittens are a kindle. Wild cats are a destruction. Flamingos are a stand. Apes are a shrewdness.
    Cats and dogs can see color. To a human, it would appear almost like sepia tones, or watching an old movie when the colors are muted.
    Ever wonder how they got Godzilla's roar in the original Godzilla? The sound department took a course, resin-coated glove and ran it up and down the strings of a double bass and then reverberated the sound. Unique!
    "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was written by Kurt Cobain after hearing a friend say, "Ugh, it smells like teen spirit in here!" He thought she was being poetic about teen angst and wrote an entire rock song around it. Actually, she was talking about the body spray called "Teen Spirit." He wrote a song about deodorant!
    Fresh cranberries can bounce like a rubber ball. I thought I wasn't supposed to play with my food, but how can I resist?
    St. P. was not Catholic, did not drive out the snakes, had nothing to do with a shamrock, did not create the Celtic cross, and he was neither British nor Irish. Happy St. P. Myth Debunking Day!
    Green is actually the color of the Catholic Church. Before green came around, Blue was the color associated with this Saint and Ireland. I don't get why Blue was the color of the Emerald Isle, but there you have it.
    "I don't think inside the box. I don't think outside the box. I may have actually lost my box; if anyone sees it, can they let me know?" Aunty Acid, 3/16/2020
    Today is the Ides of March, the day Julius Cesar was killed by his best friends and his adopted son, the people he trusted fully, who thought they were doing the right thing only to mess things up even worse.
    After their third album, Caress of Steel, was a massive failure, the band Rush was told by their record company to return to the simpler style of their first album, Or else. They decided to risk going even more extreme and released what they thought would be their final album, 2112, which consists mostly of a 21-minute long progressive rock epic.
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    40 years later, 2112 is multi-platinum and considered one of the greatest and most influential albums ever created. Don't be afraid to risk big on your dreams. Maybe they will fail, or maybe they will turn out greater than even you could have ever imagined. You won't know until you try.
    After a good work out, it can take up to five hours for the body to return to its normal temperature. I guess that's one way to stay warm during the winter.
    Technically, a child has more tastebuds than an adult. Why?? Those extra tastebuds are wasted on ungrateful children! They are over there eating chicken nuggets while I'm eating beef wellington. I think I'd appreciate the tastebuds more, but... maybe that's why chicken nuggets tasted so awesome when I was a kid.
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