Did you know . . . (random fact of the day)
  • fatchickonabikefatchickonabike
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    Did you know that The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is not a Civil War-era song?

    It was written in 1969. By a Canadian, no less. Yep, we're everywhere, I tell ya.

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  • LLBLLB
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    Did you know that... I haven't the slightest clue what dong you are referring to? Now I must go google it.
  • LLBLLB
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    Err... Or SONG either but that made me giggle so I'm leaving it.
  • AAA08
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    Really? I would have never guessed either fact.
  • AAA08
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    Lol @llb
  • sidsmommy3sidsmommy3
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    @LLB - DONG!  That was funny!
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  • DemandaDemanda
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    I knew that, but I'm a big fan of The Band, and that song.
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  • AAA08
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    I really like The Band, but it never occurred to me they were canadian(stupid American, I know). Maybe because of that song, I guess. I assumed it was an old song they covered.
  • OpheliaOphelia
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    That cd is playing in my car.. stole it from my dad a few months ago
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  • fatchickonabikefatchickonabike
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    The Band is a Canadian-American rock band, which is of course why they're so awesome. Robbie Robertson wrote the song.

    LOL at the dong, @LLB.
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  • Xraymom
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    My random fact of the day: Just found out the Pope wears special socks. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise.
  • LLBLLB
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    Xraymom said:

    My random fact of the day: Just found out the Pope wears special socks. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise.



    Really? @xraymom off to google again...

  • momofdbbmomofdbb
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    Yea I had to look for the socks too !!
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    Yep red socks !!
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  • GPAMomGPAMom
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    My husband does this each night at dinner with our four kids: Fact of the Day. We talk about what each kid did that day- and then he also asks if they have a fact of the day. Whoever wins fact of the day scores $1 for their piggy bank.
  • MarySunshineMarySunshine
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    @demanda DH is a The Band fan....me not so much. But I've heard that song a bazillion times. I think we own a DVD of The Band.
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  • momofdbbmomofdbb
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    The sloth (a mammal) moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on its fur!

    Cat urine glows under a black-light!

    The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1!

    The electric chair was invented by a dentist!

    Windmills always turn counter-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!

    A hedgehog's heart beats 300 times a minute on average!
    Camels have three eyelids to protect themselves from blowing sand!  

    The placement of a donkey's eyes in its head enables it to see all four feet at all times!

    Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!

    A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night!

    Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!

    A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside!

    A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!

    Lol I cheated and looked on a fact of the day page ! But it is interesting!
    http://www.strangefacts.com/facts1.html
    " Wibbly wobbly timey wimey ......." The Doctor
    " I'm a leafe on the wind..watch how I soar ." Wash :((
    " Oh the wall had it comming.' Sherlock Holmes
    yea I am geek !!
  • FLUFFY
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    Lots of things glow under a black light. Laundry soap, semen, and crunchy taco flavored hamburger helper just to name a few :)
  • GingersnapGingersnap
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    I thought that Ashokan Farewell was a civil war era song. Nope! Ken Burns just liked it.  http://www.jayandmolly.com/ashokanfaq.shtml

    Here's the song on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kZASM8OX7s

    I'm very fond of that song. I also like it on hammer dulcimer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB0VKQyaYcM
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