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Know It All
January 16, 2013, 05:00 AM
Oology is the branch of zoology that deals with the study of eggs.

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Oolong tea has half as much caffeine as black tea.

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Football legend Fran Tarkenton (born 1940) played for the Minnesota Vikings from 1961 to 1966, and again from 1972 to 1978.

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Noodles are celebrated in March. It is National Noodle Month.

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Googol is the number 10 raised to the power of 100. It is the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.

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Raccoon babies are called kits.

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Baboons smack their lips, shrug their shoulders and yawn.

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Woodpeckers have tongues three times the length of their bills.

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Whoopi Goldberg (born 1955) worked as a bricklayer, a summer camp supervisor and a makeup artist at a funeral parlor before she made it into show business.

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Lollapalooza toured the country from 1991 to 1997. Started by musician Perry Farrell (born 1959) from the band Jane's Addiction, the Lollapalooza music festival featured alternative and grunge music.

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White Lake, N.Y., was the home of the famous music festival that celebrated "Three Days of Peace and Music.” Do you know what the festival was called, and the year it took place? See answer at end.

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Matchbooks were invented in 1889 by Joshua Pusey. Seven years later, the Diamond Match Company bought Pusey's patent for $4,000 and offered Pusey a job.

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Bamboo plants grow as much as 35 inches per day.

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Bazooka Joe, star of the comics on Bazooka Gum wrappers, wears a patch on his eye. There is nothing wrong with his eye. The patch gives the comic character a distinctive look.

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Snoopy first walked on two legs in the Peanuts comic strip on Jan. 5, 1956. The strip debuted in 1950.

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Hollywood's first movie studio was Nestor Studios, founded in 1911 by David Horsley (1873-1933). In 1912, Nestor Studios and other small studios were merged to form the Universal Film Company.

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A typical helium-filled 11-inch latex balloon will rise into the sky about 28,000 feet before popping.

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Superstition says that sailors with a tattoo of a pig on the top of one foot and a tattoo of a rooster on the other foot will be protected from drowning.

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The size of the first footprint on the moon was 13 inches by 6 inches. It was the impression made by Neil Armstrong's (born 1930) boot on July 20, 1969.

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The Brooklyn Bridge in New York took 14 years to build. The steel-wire suspension bridge, completed in 1883, connects Manhattan and Brooklyn, over the East River.

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Benny Goodman's (1909-1986) performance at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles on Aug. 21, 1935 made him a nationally known star. The Goodman Band, led by "The King of Swing,” became an overnight sensation.

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The word bamboozle means to be deceitful or to hoodwink. The word has its origin from the similar Scottish word bumbaze, which means to confuse.

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Answer: Woodstock was held on Aug. 15, 16 and 17, 1969. The festival was attended by 400,000 people.



Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs in the weekend and Wednesday editions of the Daily Journal. Questions? Comments? Email knowitall@smdailyjournal.com or call 344-5200 ext. 114.


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