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Know It All
January 19, 2013, 05:00 AM
The largest glacier in the world is the Lambert Glacier in Antarctica. The glacier is 25 miles wide and 120 miles long.

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"Meals to Die For” (2004) is a cookbook written by Brian Price, a chef who spent 10 years cooking the last meals for Texas' death row inmates. Recipes in the book include Post-mortem Potato Soup, Rice Rigormortis and Chopping Block cheeseburger.

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Horses sleep standing up. So do flamingoes.

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Suresh Joachim (born 1969) has likes to break world records. Some of his records include: balancing on one foot for 76 hours and 40 minutes, rocking on a rocking chair for 75 hours and traveling up and down an elevator at a mall for six days.

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It is legal to duel in Paraguay, but only if both parties are registered blood donors.

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President Gerald Ford (1913-2006), country singer George Strait (born 1952), former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth (born 1937) and actor Richard Gere (born 1949) were all Eagle Scouts.

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George Hansburg (1888-1975) invented the pogo stick, a metal pole with footpads and a spring, in 1919. As a publicity stunt for his new invention, the actors in the Ziegfeld Follies performed a marriage on pogo sticks.

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Do you know who originally wrote the fairy tales "The Ugly Duckling,” The Emperor's New Clothes” and "The Princess and the Pea?” See answer at end.

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Beefalo is a hybrid of cattle that is a cross between the American buffalo and domestic beef cattle. Beefalo yields very lean beef.

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Swiss chocolate maker Theodore Tobler made the triangle-shaped Toblerone chocolate bar in 1908. The name of the chocolate is a combination of the last name Tobler and the word torrone, which is an Italian word for honey-almond nougat.

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The ingredient that controls dandruff in Head and Shoulders shampoo is zinc pyridinethione.

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When Harry Lillis Crosby (1903-1977) was a child, the "Bingville Bugle” was a popular comic strip. In the strip, the leading character Bingo had large ears. So did Harry. So his friends called him Bing and the nickname stuck.

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The most needed organ for organ transplants is the kidney, followed by liver.

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The part of a jumper cable that connects to a car battery is called an alligator clip. The clip is made of bare copper, which allows the transfer of energy from a charged battery to an empty one.

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Answer: Danish author Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875). Andersen also wrote the classic stories "The Little Mermaid” and "Thumbelina.” His first book of fairy tales was published in 1835.



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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