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  • Costco is one of America's largest pizza chains.

 

  • Leonardo Da Vinci's last words were, "I have offended God and mankind, by doing so little with my life."

 

  • Strangling and choking is not the same thing. Strangling cuts off blood flow through the neck, while choking cuts off air flow.

 

  • Captain Jean-Luc Picard did originally have a French accent, but it was scrapped because no one could take it seriously. According to Patrick Stewart, "It sounded like Inspector Clouseau."

 

  • According to Welsh folklore, corgis were ridden by woodland fairy warriors into battle.

 

  • New York City homeowners can request that a tree be planted outside their house for free.

 

  • In Mozambique, overhead power lines have to be at least 12 M (39 ft) high to permit safe passage of giraffes beneath the lines.

 

  • In the 1950's, one of the major attractions at Las Vegas was watching atomic bomb tests nearby. For a time, Vegas was marketed as 'Atomic City.'

 

  • In a scene in the movie Swingers (1996), sirens can be heard in the distance from the State Troopers arriving to shut down filming, as the crew did not have a permit to shoot.

 

  • "Pixel" is short for Picture Element.

 

                Facts come via Sean McVeigh, resident factologist.

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