Did you know…..

The shortest war in history was between Zanzibar and England in 1896? Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

No?

I did, because….

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Did you know…. Each year, Americans spend more on cat food than baby food?

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Judging by the way Dudley devours his, I’m not at all surprised.

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Well, since you asked….

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The phrase ‘son of a gun’ derives from the days when women were allowed to live on naval ships. Their children were born behind a screen, often near the mid ship gun. If paternity was in doubt, the child was registered in the log as the “son of a gun’.

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Did you know…. Salvador Dali once arrived at an art exhibition in a limousine filled with turnips?

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Did you know…. Ostriches beat the heat by urinating on their legs? It evaporates like sweat.

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Proof positive there’s a YouTube video for everything. Even though sometimes you wish there wasn’t.

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26 thoughts on “Did you know…..”

    1. Well, the British pulled up their warships and shelled the palace until it was reduced to rubble. 3,000 people died in that 38 minutes, so I wouldn’t really consider it painless.
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      1. True, but considering how long wars drag on now and how many military + civilian people die because of them, IF we’re going to have wars this would reduce the anguish and the expense and the endless news cycles about them. Better to have no wars, of course.

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