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Saturday, January 27, 2018

OMG Facts for today

1. Pluto is only as big as Russia

2. Hawaii moves toward Japan 4 inches every year.

3. In Italy, there are pizza inspectors hired by the government to ensure restaurants are making their pizzas at "Italian quality"

4. The five interlocking Olympic rings are black, blue, red, white and yellow because at least one of these colours appears on every flag. 

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    1. Grace; I like pizza, but haven't ordered one in a very long time. I've been buying the frozen supermarket ones and adding my own extra toppings, but again, not for a very long time.

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  2. Hi River,

    Another interesting fact about Pluto - it is no longer a planet!

    Too small I assume.

    :o)

    Cheers

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    1. Plasman; I knew that about Pluto and I don't think it's fair after all this time to boot him out just because he's small.

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  3. Interesting stuff, and Pluto will always be a planet to me!

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    1. joeh; me too, I learned the planets in primary school and don't think I can suddenly forget Pluto.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; stay tuned for more information as I find it. Just not every day.

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  5. When I took Italian in college, the professor was an upper upper class lady who informed us, pizza was what the scrubwomen made their families for dinner, on wash day. Leftovers on flour and water.

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    1. Joanne; I knew that, but still it's a good way to get vegetables into the family tummies.

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  6. The Olympic rings fact is interesting and I did not know about it.

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    1. Andrew; I didn't know that either, but now I'll probably never forget it.

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  7. All very interesting facts....Pluto is so small...who knew????

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    1. only slightly confused; looking at the planets in the front pages of my atlas I see Pluto is smaller than most, but I didn't think it was that tiny.

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  8. I don't think I would mind a career as a pizza inspector! I don't want to move to Italy, though.

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    1. Val; I like the idea of pizza inspectors, at least the Italians know they're getting a good product. On our news yesterday we saw footage of a pizza delivery person, who would open the boxes and eat off his favourite toppings before closing the box again and ringing the doorbell. In Canada.

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  9. Hawaii was previously named after the English top brass guy who liked his meals between two slices of bread.. Oh and it still flies a pre 19th century British union flag.

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    1. Vest; I did not know that about Hawaii, it doesn't sound like an English name at all.

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  10. Pluto That big? How large is his Kennel?

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  11. I read somewhere about the five olympic rings having something to do with continents
    I prefer pizza to pasta!

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    1. Cathy; I didn't know about the Olympic rings. I prefer pasta in the winter, I don't know why, maybe the aroma of the sauce cooking has something to do with it.

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  12. I only knew the last one - interesting the others.

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; I didn't know any of them.

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  13. The common sandwich we eat was named after Lord Sandwich Yes he was the Bloke who Enjoyed a good sausage sandwich who was with Captain Cook on the ship Endeaver. and named the Islands "The Sandwich Islands'. Hence the Brit colonial flag flown in Hawaii.

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  14. Vest; I'd forgotten Hawaii was called The Sandwich Islands.

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  15. And Goofy is bigger than Pluto!

    I bet Hawaii is now inching further eastward...know little Rocket Man in North Korea has his sights on it!

    I had pizza for lunch today!! :)

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    1. Lee; poor Pluto, everybody is bigger. I know just how he feels. My lunch was all fruit, watermelon, rockmelon, grapes and an apple. I think Hawaii should stay right where it is instead of creeping around the globe.

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  16. Being a runt my self, I resented the downgrade of Pluto. It is still at the end when I name the planets.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; I'm a runt too, although I seem to be spreading sideways and forward.

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  17. Good news: Pluto has been restored to planet status! Enough people complained that the scientists capitulated. Another fact about Pluto is that its moon, Charon, is almost as big as it is. There’s now talk of considering Pluto and Charon a double planet.

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    1. messymimi; a double planet! I like that idea.

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  18. Interesting about the rings.
    I'll always think of Pluto as a planet.

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