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THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
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Andrew Jackson opposed paper
currency. Henowappears on the
$20 bill.
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Though regarded as a "perfect
document," the United States
Constitution contains many
spelling and grammatical er-
rors. Just ask the delegate from
"Pensylvania."
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The Flintstones was the most
profitable network cartoon fran-
chise for 30 years before being
unseated byThe Simpsons.
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The first American Football
cheerleaders were male. It's only
after WWII that females became
the standard.
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Roman general Marcus Crassus
created Rome's first firefighting
crew with a team of 500 men.
His team would respond to a
fire, and then Crassus would
force the owner of the burning
building to sell him the property
at anexorbitantly lowprice, or let
it burn to the ground.
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Steve Carell never watchedmore
than 10 minutes of the original
Office, for fear of copying Ricky
Gervais' character.
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Plants make caffeine to defend
themselves
against
pests.
Caffeine is toxic to birds, dogs,
cats, and it has a pronounced
adverse effect on mollusks,
various insects, and spiders.
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The number of vasectomies
during March Madness goes up
50+% because men schedule
the procedure during that time
so they can sit around and
watch basketball for days during
recovery.
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Aerosmith earned more money
from Guitar Hero than from any
of their albums.
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Despite it calling itself the
“Sunshine State” Florida is not
the sunniest state. Arizona is the
sunniest followed by Nevada.
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Canada consumes the most
doughnuts and has the most
doughnut shops per capita of
any country in the world.
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(These facts are delivered
weekly by Sean McVeigh. We
don’t verify the facts but we like
reading them!)
Facts You Probably Don’t Need
IT’S A FACT –
MCVEIGH GRADUATES
Sean McVeigh who supplies
the Rockaway Times with the
widely enjoyed Facts You Prob-
ably Don’t Need column each
week graduated from LeMoyne
College on Sunday.
Way to go, Sean!
Surfers Present;
BeachNot SoMuch
On Monday morning surfers
were out in force enjoying solid
wavesbut somethingseemedtobe
missing. Yes, the beach! As hur-
ricane season approaches there
is scant evidence that a beach re-
plenishment ever occurred.