Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/4/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Monday, December 4th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. The weight limit of a small U.S. Postal Service flat rate box is 70 pounds, and you wouldn’t be able to exceed that limit, even if you filled it with the densest substance on Earth.
  2. The word “care” in “care package” was originally an acronym for “Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere.”  An organization called CARE started in 1945 to send packages of food to starving people in Europe after World War Two.
  3. Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela gets hit by lightning approximately 300 times a year.  That’s four out of every five days.
  4. JFKLee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby all died at the same hospital: Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.  JFK died there after Oswald shot him, Oswald died there after Ruby shot him and Ruby died there from lung cancer.
  5. The Cowardly Lion costume in “The Wizard of Oz” was made out of a real lion skin.

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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