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Know It All
October 26, 2013, 05:00 AM

A habanero pepper is up to 100 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper.

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The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., stands 555 feet tall. The monument, built in honor of George Washington (1732-1799), was completed on Dec. 6, 1884.

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In the story of Cinderella, a royal ball is held to find a wife for the king’s only son. If the prince did not marry, the royal bloodline would end.

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The word dandelion comes from an Old French word dentdelion, meaning tooth of the lion, in reference to the jagged edges on the leaves of the plant.

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Lestor Maddox (1915-2003) got national attention in 1964 when he refused to allow African-Americans into his Atlanta restaurant, the Pickrick Cafeteria. Under protest of government interference with small business, Maddox sold his restaurant rather than integrate it .

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Do you know what product had the advertising slogan “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya”? See answer at end.

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One way to control poison oak and poison ivy growing wild is to get a goat. Goats can eat the plants with no ill effect.

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The tree that grows the tallest is the California redwood tree, which grows up to 370 feet tall. The roots of the huge conifers spread as far as 250 feet.

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The 17-foot tall statue of David, on display at the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy, was damaged by a vandal in 1991. David’s toe was broken after being hit with a hammer.

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The three original commentators on “Monday Night Football” (1970-present) were Keith Jackson (born 1928), Don Meredith (born 1938) and Howard Cosell (1918-1995).

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When American explorer Donald MacMillan (1874-1970) went on an Arctic expedition in 1913 he brought NECCO wafer candies with him. He gave the candy to the Eskimo children.

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Casper the Friendly Ghost had a friend named Wendy. She was a young witch who lived with her aunts Thelma, Velma, and Zelma in an enchanted forest.

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At weddings in the Czech Republic people throw peas, not rice, at the bride and groom.

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The town of Churchill Manitoba, Canada is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Every October and November the bears gather along the shore of the Hudson Bay, waiting for the bay to freeze over so they can hunt for seal. Thousands of tourists travel to the town to see the polar bears in their natural habitat.

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Answer: It was the advertising slogan for Brylcreem. Introduced in 1929, Brylcreem was the first mass-marketed men’s hair care product. Fred Flintstone’s exclamation of “Yabba Dabba Doo” comes from Brylcreem’s slogan.

Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email knowitall(at)smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.

 

 

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