Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (10/20/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Friday, October 20th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. In the Philippines, there’s an island in a lake, on an island in a lake, on an island.  It’s within Taal Lake on the island of Luzon.
  2. The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City was misspelled for 58 years.  It’s named after an explorer named Giovanni da Verrazzano, and his last name has two z’s.  The bridge only had one from 1960 until it was finally changed in 2018.
  3. The White House was totally open to the public through the early 1900s.  Andrew Jackson had to spend his first night as president in a hotel because the 20,000 people partying at the White House after his inauguration were too rowdy.
  4. The phrase “blowing smoke up your [you-know-what]” comes from the late 1700s, when doctors would give tobacco enemas to drowning victims to resuscitate them.
  5. The Lakers and the Clippers both play at the Crypto.com Arena in L.A. (formerly Staples Center), but the arena has different capacities depending on who’s playing.  Because of the way they lay out the courtside seats, there are 63 more tickets available when the Clippers play.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

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