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  • Fact: I forgot yesterday! Funner fact: McDonald's made bubblegum flavored broccoli in 2014. Clearly, it did not catch on.
    A bunch of crows is called a murder, but a bunch of ravens is called an unkindness. Ravens are one of the most intelligent creatures in the world, up there with dolphins and chimps, and far above crows. Sorry, crows.
    In the cartoon version of "Ghostbusters," Bill Murrey's character (Peter Venkman) is voiced by Lorenzo Music, the voice of Garfield in "Garfield and Friends." Bill Murrey then voiced Garfield in the CG/Live Garfield movie. Such a curious connection between fat cat and ghost hunter.
    The famous Flintstones were originally named the Flagstones and intended for adult adiences. The first couple of seasons were sponsored by a cigarette company, and Fred and Barney, especially, helped to sell cigerrettes, occasionally taking the equivalent of smoke breaks.
    Velma in Scooby Doo losing her glasses = Velma losing her mind, but did you know the first time she "lost her glasses" it was actually due to an accident at a table reading? The actress who voiced Velma (Nicole Jaffe) actually lost her glasses and said the famous line without thinking. The producers liked it so much, they added it in.
    In 1996, NASA claimed to have found life on Mars. Things then got confused because while we think "life" means people, they meant some sort of organic material that started life here on Earth when an asteroid from Mars fell here. Turns out... there's not even organic life forms up there. Sorry, NASA.
    Traditionally, bagpipes were made from the skin of a whole animal, turned inside out, with the pipes attached where the legs and neck would be.
    The video game "E.T.", considered to be the worst video game ever made, was made by ONE man in SIX weeks, who never left his office in those six weeks. He even slept under his desk! No joke. Kind of raises the respect bar a bit, doesn't it?
    A group of bears is called a sloth (or a sleuth), and sloths don't hang in groups. Sleuths don't really hang in groups, either.
    Fact: Today is Thursday! No, I mean, Saturday! No, it's Friday. Or is it Wednesday? Er... I'll get back to you on this.
    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
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