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Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ (11/1/21)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Random Facts for your Monday – November 1st, 2021. Let’s learn something together:

  1. The 20-sided die wasn’t invented for “Dungeons & Dragons”.  The oldest one ever found dates back more than 2,000 years.
  2. The hardest languages for English speakers to learn are Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  3. Otis Redding wrote the song “Respect” in 1965 and released it two years before Aretha Franklin.  But his version focused on a MAN who wanted respect . . . and “respect” was a euphemism for sex.
  4. Costco’s $1.50 hot dog-and-soda combo is so popular that Costcos around the country serve 100 million hot dogs a year . . . that’s four times more hot dogs than all of the Major League Baseball stadiums combined.
  5. Big Bird almost died in space.  Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays Big Bird, was invited to fly on the Challenger as Big Bird to get more kids interested in NASA . . . but the costume couldn’t fit, so he didn’t go.

Be sure to use one of these little tidbits in your life this week!

 

(CNET / QZ / Wiki / Business Insider / CBC)



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