Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/14/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Thursday, December 14th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. America was almost named “Amerige,” meaning Land of Amerigo, after Amerigo Vespucci.  But it was given the feminine form, America, since Europe and Asia received feminine names.
  2. The word “cowabunga” comes from the TV show “Howdy Doody”.  It was a fake Indian word used by a Native American character named Chief Thunderthud.
  3. The world record for the concert with the highest attendance goes to Rod Stewart when 4.2 million people saw him at Copacabana Beach in Brazil on New Year’s Eve in 1994.  Although, some sources say Rod “only” had 3.5 million, and the others just showed up for a post-concert fireworks show.
  4. The average person is about halfway to their final adult height by the time they turn two.
  5. Lorne Michaels and Drake went to the same high school in Toronto, about 40 years apart.

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

 

(Wikipedia / New York Times / Guinness World Records / The Atlantic / Wikipedia)

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