Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/15/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. Jacksonville, Florida is the largest city, by area, in the continental U.S. with 875 square miles.  Also, it was named after Andrew Jackson, who never visited Jacksonville.  Though he briefly served as Florida’s first territorial governor.
  2. George Washington went shopping early on July 4th, 1776, before the Declaration of Independence was signed.  His expense report from that day includes veal, beets, potatoes, and a broom.
  3. John Mayer has a song called “Love Is a Verb” where he uses the word “love” 17 times, but all as a noun.
  4. Of the top 15 highest-grossing movies in U.S. history, “Titanic” is the only one that isn’t part of a franchise.  The other 14 movies have a sequel out, have a sequel coming soon, or were a sequel themselves.
  5. CDs hold 74 minutes of music because when Sony and Philips were creating them, they wanted to make sure one disc could hold Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” which comes in at right around 74 minutes.

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

 

(Wikipedia / NPR / Reddit / Box Office Mojo / Gizmodo)

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