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Monkys Daily Facts

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Day 217 of Monkys Daily Facts.
After an online vote in 2011, Toyota announced that the official plural of Prius is Prii.
 

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Walt Disney World is a surprisingly popular place for people to scatter their loved one's ashes. Disney, understandably, takes a strong stand against the practice, saying that anyone who brings human remains onto the property will be kicked out.
 

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Roald Dahl passed away on November 23, 1990 at the age of 74. Per his request, he was buried with all of his favorite things: snooker cues, a bottle of Burgundy, chocolate, HB pencils, and a power saw.
 

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In 2007, the end of Daylight Saving Time jumped from the last Sunday in October to the first Sunday in November. The decision was reportedly influenced by candy lobbyists pushing to get trick-or-treaters an extra hour of daylight.
 

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Dolphin calves are typically born tail first, rather than head first, so they don’t drown during the birthing process.
 

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Before LeVar Burton signed on, Scott Baio was considered for the hosting role on Reading Rainbow.
 

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If you adjust for inflation, Gone With the Wind is the highest-grossing movie of all time, earning approximately $1.8 billion.
 

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Day 225 of Monkys Daily Facts.
A black cat crossing your path (from right to left) is considered good luck in Germany.
 

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In Italy, it’s considered bad luck to lay bread upside down—either on a table or in a basket.
 

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The towns of Baarle straddle the Dutch-Belgian border. In some places, the official border line cuts through houses and cafes.
 

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Londoners in the 1600s were advised to keep "fart jars"—consisting of trapped fart odors—on hand to combat bubonic plague. The idea was that the potent smell would somehow purify the air.
 

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After passing a kidney stone, in 2006 William Shatner sold it for $25,000 to an online casino. The casino wanted the ensuing publicity; Shatner donated the money to Habitat for Humanity.
 

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Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching the baby in their wings as it drops.
 

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A double rainbow occurs when sunlight is reflected twice inside a raindrop. If you look closely, you can see that the colors of the secondary rainbow appear in reverse order.

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In colonial America, lobster wasn't as popular as it is now. In fact, it was so cheap and plentiful that it was often served to prisoners.
 

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Day 236 of Monkys Daily Facts.
All newspapers in the British Library were ironed by hand to ensure a clear image before they were microfilmed.
 
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