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      I Didn’t Know That ... Bet You Didn’t Know It Either




      Fascinating trivia facts                           Who Has The Highest Recorded IQ In History?       What Do These Common Sayings Mean, And How Did
      compiled by Stanley                                  William James Sidis was the smartest man who ever   They Originate?
      Morgenbesser.                                      lived. Sidis had the highest IQ ever recorded, with a   Bite The Bullet
      What Is The Value Of The                           score estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert     What does it mean? Accepting something difficult or
      White House ?                                      Einstein’s. Sidis made headlines in the early 20th century   unpleasant.
        Obviously,  the White                            as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. He could     Where does it come from? Often during war, there was no
      House  will  never  be  for                        read The New York Times before he was 2. At age 11, he   time to administer anesthesia before emergency surgery. Instead,
      sale,  and there  are  no                          already mastered over 40 languages and entered Harvard   the surgeon made patients bite down on a bullet in an attempt
      true comparables for this                          University as one of the youngest students in the school’s   to distract them from the pain.
      historic  structure. The                           history. He attempted a political career but died young   Blood Is Thicker Than Water
      White  House  “Zestimate”                          (at age 46), from a brain hemorrhage.               What does it mean? Family comes over and above
      is $397,817,836. Home to                           Which Company Is The Largest Private Employer In   everything else.
      every American president except George Washington, the   The World?                                    Where does it come from? In ancient Middle Eastern
      White House is rich in history and tradition. The complex     Walmart is the largest private sector employer in   culture, blood rituals were performed between men to symbolize
      sits on 18 meticulously landscaped acres, and includes:   the  world, with  a  staff of  approximately 2.3 million   a bond that was far greater than those of family. It was believed
      six stories and 55,000 square feet of floor space, 132   employees across the globe, a number greater than the   that blood brother warriors who symbolically shared the blood
      rooms and 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, eight staircases,   population of cities such as Houston, Philadelphia, and   they shed in battle together were said to have a stronger bond
      three elevators, a tennis court, a (single-lane) bowling   Phoenix. The family-owned retail giant is also the planet’s   than biological brothers.
      alley, a movie theater, a jogging track, a putting green,   biggest company based on revenue, with annual revenues   Break The Ice
      and a swimming pool.                               of $480 billion. As of Jan. 31, Walmart had 11,718 stores     What does it mean? To initiate a friendship or to start a project.
      Who Created The Ballpoint Pen In 1944?             and clubs in 28 countries.                          Where does it come from? Prior to trains or cars, port
        The first man to develop and launch a ballpoint pen   Which Library Has More Than 120,000 Comic Books?  cities that thrived on trade suffered during the winter because
      was  the  Hungarian  László  Jozsef  Bíró,  who  invented     The Library of Congress houses the world’s largest   frozen rivers prevented commercial ships from entering the
      a ballpoint pen with a pressurized ink cartridge. He is   collection of comic books. There are 6,000 titles in all,   city. To solve this issues small ships known as “icebreakers”
      considered  the  inventor  of  today’s  ballpoint  pen.  Biro   including comics from Japan, France, Spain, and Germany   would then rescue the icebound ships by breaking the ice and
      noticed that the ink used in newspaper printing dried   dating back as early as the 1930s. As far as American comics   creating a path for them to follow. Today it has quite a different
      quickly, leaving the paper dry and smudge-free. Since   go, the library owns the first appearance comics of Spider-Man,   meaning; before any type of business arrangement today, it is
      the thicker ink would not flow from a regular pen nib, he   Batman, the Fantastic Four, and the Incredible Hulk, as well   now customary to break the ice before beginning a project.
      fitted his pen with a tiny ball bearing in its tip. Moving   as Famous Funnies No. 1, which many consider to be the first
      along the paper the ball rotates, picking up ink from the   American comic book.                     I Didn’t Know That on page 11
      ink cartridge and leaving it on the paper.
      Which Famed Multimillionaire Died In The Sinking
      Of The Titanic?
        John Jacob Astor IV helped build the Waldorf-Astoria
      hotel and died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Astor
      made his fortune in real estate, building the Astoria hotel in
      1897, which was regarded at the time as the world’s most
      luxurious hotel. The hotel was adjoined to the Waldorf
      Hotel, which was owned by his cousin. The building
      complex eventually became known as the Waldorf-Astoria
      Hotel. Astor was the richest man aboard the ship; when
      his body was recovered he had $2,440 on him.

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