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  1. jaybones

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    The oval office is an elipse. The President sits at one of the foci (there are 2), and all waves reflect to that point.

    This was done intentionally by the architect so that even softly spoken words at the foci can be heard clearly by everyone in the room. Likewise any word spoken in the room can clearly be heard.
     
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    The sandwich shop in the center courtyard of The Pentagon is jokingly referred to as Ground Zero, due the liklihood of it being targeted by a missle in a nuclear launch by the USSR during the Cold War.
     
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    @circles My favorite sushi is unagi (BBQ eel).
     
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    • There are over 400 species of eel.
    • Eels live in both saltwater and fresh water.
    • Even though the eel looks like a snake it is really a fish. They have long, narrow bodies with long dorsal and anal fins. Most eels have no scales. The eel’s backbone is made up of over 100 vertebrae which makes it very flexible.
    If you see
    A green eel
    And he's got
    Lots of teeth
    That's a moray!


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    Thank you I'll be here all week.
     
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    @circles, I caught a small 6-8" freshwater eel fishing the Halifax River in Florida. Didn't fight like any fish I'd caught before. Just sort of thrashed back and forth. Felt different when I unhooked it.

    And as far as morays when I was sailing the coast of Belize our boat captain was spear fishing for our dinner.

    Had just speared a grunt and had retrieved the fish, when a moray came out of its den in the reef to get an easy meal.

    Chased him to the boat, I swear he came out of the water into the boat in one move. The eel circled the boat forcing us to weigh anchor and move away.

    Those little Belizeans could swim faster than I could, they used no flippers or mask and could undulate their bodies (dolphin kick) and pull away from me.

    And my first trip to the Florida Keys we'd camped at a campground up the Keys (probably Marathon as there were a lot of deep sea charters).

    At the end of the dock, out in the water was a wood piling (could have been a channel marker or remnant of a ruined dock).

    Nailed on top, facing the dock was a decicated head of a moray.

    I was pretty young and it was scary All those teeth, empty eye sockets (larger than normal since it was dried out).

    Had nightmares about a telephone pole with a snake's head coming out of the water, or lying in wait for me to come in.

    Now for my random fact:

    Before his acting career took off Sylvester Stallone worked for the Bronx Zoo responsible for the lions. Which meant cleaning their cages.

    And you thought cleaning your cat's litterbox was bad.
     
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    I thought it was reds, vitamin C and cocaine...

    As far as wings pizza and beer, I've had wings for lunch, will have pizza for dinner (Sunday tradition). And my beer days have been over for 10+ years, so 2 out 3 'aint bad.
     
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    Mine too! It’s the thing that actually got me liking sushi enough to try other things, and of course now I love most all of it.
     
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    Today for me it’ll be either tacos and a beer or a meatball sub and a beer for a late lunch. Monday through Thursday are dry days here at Initech, so I’ll enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon and a coldie.
     
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    According to top dog Klon cloner at JHS using the Klon Kentaur as a clean boost leaves out all the so called *magic epoxy covered ingredients* of the circuit. Food for thought before buying a $2000 pedal famously preferably used as to boost clean signals.
     
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    Psycho was the first American movie to show a toilet flushing on screen.
     
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    Today is National Cookie Day.
     
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    Ralphie from 'A Christmas Story' also played a character in 'Elf'
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    The boiling point of water changes with the altitude.
     
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    Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain was the first novel written on a typewriter.
     
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    The traditional braid sewn into the tops of naval officers' caps was meant to identify them to the marine sharp shooters in the crow's nests.
     
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    "Tom Sawyer" came about during a summer rehearsal vacation that Rush spent at Ronnie Hawkins' farm outside Toronto.
     
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    Only one scientist ever set foot on the Moon. All the rest were military pilots.
     
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    Armstrong was a civilian when he walked on the moon.
     
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    On this date in 1923 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to speak on the radio.

    Edgar Winter Group's song Frankenstein is so named because it was put together from 4 different song ideas that hadn't been completed but were too good to throw away.
     
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    Nice! If I'm not mistaken, a similar thing was done for Kansas' awesome Magnum Opus from Leftoverture.

    Kansas recorded the album at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The Studio in the Country was so named because, as Livgren described: "it was in the middle of a swamp. We'd walk out of the studio and there would be gators in front of the studio, mosquitos the size of B-52s and at times armadillos would run into the control room, laughing."
     
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