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Technology Facts

The Alarm of a Clock

Do you know that when alarm clocks were first made, the alarm could only be set at four o’clock? Technology Fact The first alarm clock had only one setting for alarm, four o’clock in the morning.

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Technology Facts

Beta Testing in New Zealand

Why do Tech companies often test new products in New Zealand? Technology Fact Tech companies often test their new products in New Zealand, because it is a big, diverse country with English speaking residents. Since it is relatively isolated, the bad news of a product failure does not spread as much.

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Sports Facts

Rugby Balls

What were Rugby balls made of initially? Sports Fact Rugby balls are made from synthetic material. Earlier, pigs’ bladders were used as rugby balls.

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Sports Facts

Korfball

Which sport is always played by a mixed team of men and women? Sports Fact Korfball is the only sport played with mixed teams, consisting of 4 men and 4 women.

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Sports Facts

Balls and Stitches

How many stitches does a Baseball and Cricket Ball have? Sports Fact A Baseball ball has exactly 108 stitches, a Cricket ball has between 65 and 70 stitches.

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Sports Facts

Gentlemen’s Game

How did the word “Golf” originate? Sports Fact The word GOLF is not the abbreviation for “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden.” It derives from an old German word “Kolb,” meaning Club.

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Food Facts

Do the Dew!

What is the popular name and cause for tooth problem in Central Appalachia? Food Fact In Central Appalachia; in the Eastern United States; the problem of tooth decay is referred to as Mountain Dew mouth, as the drink is very popular and a common cause of tooth decay.

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Food Facts

Rows of Corn

How many rows are there in a full grown corn? Food Fact An average ear of Corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.

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Food Facts

Ball Berries!

How are the ripened cranberries are usually tested? Food Fact Ripe Cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.

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Food Facts

The Chef’s Cap!

Any idea what is the name of the cap that chefs wear? Food Fact The tall white cap worn by the chefs is called a Toque.