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Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Margaret Mitchell’s husband said to her, “For God’s sake, Peggy, can’t you write a book instead of reading thousands of them?” She went on to write “Gone With The Wind.”

 

  • A man from New Zealand memorized every French word in the French Scrabble Dictionary and won the French Scrabble Championship. He still doesn’t speak any French.

 

  • Jalapeño peppers and Chipotle peppers are the same pepper. Chipotle peppers are Jalapeños that have been aged to maturity, dried and smoked.

 

  • Frank Gusenberg, a gangster who was shot 14 times in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, refused to identify his killer. His last words were, “I ain’t no copper.”

 

  • Notorious bank robber, Pretty Boy Floyd, allegedly destroyed mortgage documents at the banks he robbed. This meant that many debts were “erased.”

 

  • “Accuracy” is the ability to hit a target. “Precision” is the ability to achieve the same results over and over. You can be accurate without being precise, and precise without being accurate.

 

  • The drawer under your stove was not originally intended for storing extra cookware, but for keeping cooked food warm during meal preparation.

 

  • A prop in the movie ‘Stuart Little’ turned out to be a long-lost masterpiece worth nearly $300K after it was spotted in the background by an art expert watching the film.

 

                Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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