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STRANGE BUT TRUE


February 20. 2013 12:56AM
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By Samantha Weaver


• It was iconic pop artist Andy Warhol who made the following observation: Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up, and they're always tax deductible.


• At one time in Alabama, it was illegal to wear a false mustache to church.


• The English word toast to describe a piece of browned bread comes from the Latin word tostare, which means roasted. The word toast to mean kind words spoken while sharing wine also comes from the same root, though in a roundabout way. In the Middle Ages, wine was not always of the highest quality; as a gesture of goodwill and hospitality to guests, a piece of toast was sometimes added to improve the flavor. Eventually (as vintages improved, one might assume), the browned bread was forgotten and only the words remained.


• You might be surprised to learn that the man who was the lead designer for the original GI Joe action figure also designed the inaugural medal for the John F. Kennedy-Lyndon Johnson administration.


• If you're an arachnophobe, it you probably don't want to know that a tarantula can live for up to two years without eating a thing.


• Have you ever noticed the small bumps that seem to cover your tongue? Many people think that these are taste buds. In fact, there are more than 200 taste buds on each of those bumps.


• Those who study such things say that the 15 most commonly used words in the English language are, in descending order: I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, them, what, the, a and an.




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