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    Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan's Island, said in an interview that Gilligan's name was Willy Gilligan. They were going to reveal this in an episode some time during season 4 but the show was unexpectedly canceled at the end of season 3 even though the show was top ten in the ratings. :confused:
     
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    That ceiling is too low and any three point shot would scratch it.
     
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    Random Fact: The First Binary Computer Was Invented in the 1940s

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    ENIAC weighed 60,000 pounds and took up a room larger than most studio apartments (1,500 square feet)

    Read More here: ENIAC - Wikipedia
     
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    Random Fact: Space Smells Like Seared Steak

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    according to some former astronauts, space does have a distinct odor that hangs around when they come back in the ship after a spacewalk. They’ve described it as “hot metal” or “searing steak.”

    Read More Here:What Space Smells Like
     
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    Random Fact: In 1859 the U.S almost went to war with Canada over a Pig.

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    In 1859, the U.S. almost went to war with Canada because of a pig. a pig belonging to the British accidentally wandered onto the land of Lyman Cutlar, an American farmer. When Cutlar noticed the pig eating some of his potatoes he was incensed, and in a fit of rage shot and killed the pig Almost Sparking an international war.

    Read More here: That Time the U.S. Almost Went to War With Canada
     
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    Random Fact: Kentucky has more Burbon than people.

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    If bourbon is your poison, then you might want to plan a road trip to Kentucky. The state is not only responsible for 95 percent of the world's bourbon, according to The Atlantic, but there is also so much of it that the 4.7 million barrels in the state's distilleries outnumber the 4.3 million people living in the area.

    Read more here: Bourbon Facts - Kentucky Distillers Association
     
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    Random Fact: There is a town in Nebraska with a total population of 1.

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    Elsie Eiler lives in a town called Monowi, which is in the state of Nebraska—and she's the only one. She used to live there with her husband Rudy, but when he passed away in 2004, she became Monowi's sole resident. Elsie is also the town's mayor, bartender, and librarian, and is responsible for paying herself taxes and granting herself a liquor license. As of 2018, the tiny population makes Monowi the only incorporated town in the U.S. with only one resident.

    Read More here: The Woman who is the Mayor, Bartender, Librarian and Sole Resident of her Town
     
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    Random Fact: The Earth is hit with more energy from the sun each hour than the population of planet earth can use in a year.

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    according to the U.S. Department of Energy, Solar panels are a popular choice for anyone who's interested in living a more planet-friendly existence. And if you ever thought there might not be enough sunlight to go around, then think again. Some 430 quintillion Joules of energy from the sun hits the Earth every hour, while the entire population of the planet only uses 410 quintillion Joules each year.

    Read more here: https://www.sandia.gov/~jytsao/Solar FAQs.pdf
     
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    Random Fact: Scientists Can now Identify the Brain Waves That Signal Someone is Having an Angry Dream.

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    Scientists are getting better at decoding our dreams. A 2019 study published in the Journal of neuroscience included the fact that researchers had identified brain activity patterns that predict states of anger during dreams. Pilleriin Sikka, the lead author of the study from the University of skovde, explained, "Previous studies have shown that frontal alpha asymmetry is related to anger and self-regulation during wakefulness. We show that this asymmetrical brain activity is also related to anger experienced in dreams. Frontal alpha asymmetry may thus reflect our ability to regulate anger not only in the waking but also in the dreaming state."

    Read more here: Brain waves for angry dreams discovered by sleep scientists
     
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    That's so cool! Here's some pics from that town:
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