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2/22/22 is going to be on a Tuesday.

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33 minutes ago, lacanteen said:

The city of Cincinnati has a subway system that was built but never used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_Subway

Some of the structures were repurposed. Others were just blocked off. You can still see a few tunnels if you travel on I-75 or visit the Natural History Museum.

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John Lennon received a letter from a student telling him his teacher made them analyze The Beatles’ lyrics. Amused by this, he composed “I Am The Walrus” with intentionally confusing and meaningless lyrics to baffle those who tried to analyze the song.

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Mike Nesmith's (the guitarist of The Monkeys) mom invented White Out.

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If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19, the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.

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India celebrates children’s day on Nov 14, exactly 9 months after Valentines day.

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We are currently closer to the year 2043 than to 1990 .

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FDR founded an organization to find a cure for polio, and believed that if everyone gave only a dime, polio would be eradicated. Because of this motto, after his death in 1945, FDR’s face was put on the dime, and his organization was renamed “The March of Dimes.”

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Only about 8% of the world’s money exists as physical money, the rest is on computers. 

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According to Albert Einstein, if honey bees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within four years.

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How many people just opened up youtube and tried this?  I did...

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To make the division sign, hold the "alt", then press the numbers 246 then you will see ÷

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