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  • There used to be a prison in Thailand called, "Khuk Khi Kai," or "Chicken Poop Prison," and it was exactly what the name implies. Prisoners were kept on the first floor, and the second floor was used as a large chicken coop with grated floors.
  • The oldest "your mom" joke was discovered on a 3500-year-old Babylonian tablet. It was discovered in 1976. The tablet has since been lost but the text remains preserved.
  • Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they are called "trailers." Problem was people did not stay around to see them after the movie, making them ineffective.
  • Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman. It was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse by the French.
  • Ben & Jerry's has an online flavor graveyard for their 10 discontinued ice cream flavors. Each one has a photo, life span and epitaph.
  • If you heat up a magnet, it will lose its magnetism.
  • Vanilla flavoring is sometimes made with the urine of beavers.

 

      Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

 

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