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Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ (11/30/21)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Random Facts for your Tuesday – November 30th, 2021. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Blue whales and fin whales can interbreed, even though the genetic distance between them is the same as that between a human and a gorilla.
  2. Before he was president, James Garfield came up with a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem that was published in an education journal.
  3. Viagra was initially developed to help relieve pain from spasms in the coronary arteries. It didn’t work, but in the tests, the researchers discovered its sexual side effect and quickly made that its MAIN purpose.
  4. Ronald Reagan was the first U.S. president who ever had a divorce. He married an actress named Jane Wyman in 1940 and they got divorced eight years later in 1948. President Trump was the second.
  5. Everyone in North Korea named Kim Jong Un had to legally change their name once he took power, because it’s illegal to have the same name as the Supreme Leader.

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

 

(McGill MAA.org / Popular Mechanics / Constitution Center / Yahoo)



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