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  1. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Cathead
     
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    It takes 90 days for a drop of water to travel the entire length of the Mississippi river from Northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.
     
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    How long does it take a gallon ???
     
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    The quetzal is the currency of Guatemala, named after the national bird of Guatemala, the Resplendent quetzal.

    In ancient Mayan culture, the quetzal bird's tail feathers were used as currency. It is divided into 100 centavos or lenes in Guatemalan slang. The plural is quetzales.
     
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    The patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a fire.
     
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    It would take 225 million years to walk a light year.
     
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    I used to work in a factory where they made fire hydrants....good job, but you couldn't park anywhere near the place.
     
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    Walt Disney technicians developed and patented a shade of green they call "no see 'um green", because their research indicated people tend to overlook it. They use it to paint things in the theme parks they don't want us to notice, like electrical breaker boxes on the outside of the Haunted Mansion.
     
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    That must be the color of the no see um's biting my legs when I wear shorts outside.
     
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    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    Polynesians navigated the oceans by hanging their testicles in the water, so they could detect oceans swells...
     
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