Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/11/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Friday, August 11th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Author J.M. Barrie lost his 13-year-old brother in an accident as a kid.  To comfort his mother, he started speaking and acting like his brother, and wearing his clothes.  His mother treated him as if he was his dead brother.  He later wrote a novel about a kid stuck in eternal childhood:  “Peter Pan”.
  2. Five people have won a presidential election even though they lost the popular vote:  John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
  3. The pie chart, bar chart, and line graph were all invented by an engineer named William Playfair from Scotland in the late 1700s.
  4. There are about 20 quintillion animals total living on Earth.  That’s 20 BILLION BILLION.  And about half are insects.
  5. The movie “Dirty Harry” was originally going to be called “Dead Right”, and Frank Sinatra was going to be the star instead of Clint Eastwood.

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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