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Monday, December 6, 2010

Useless Facts Of The Year Part One

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Here we are nearing the end of 2010. Once again, it is time to recap some of the best things shared here on CBMAM. Let's start with some things we learned. 

January - 

**Eclipse shadows travel at 1,100 miles per hour at the equator and up to 5,000 miles per hour near the poles.

**A praying mantis has one single ear. It is located in the middle of its thorax on the underside. It is a deep slit inside the thorax.
The mantis is deaf to most non-ultrasonic sounds.

**Did you know that the mask Michael Myers wore in the original “Halloween” movie is actually a Captain Kirk (William Shatner/Star Trek) mask painted white?

**"Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" was originally thought up as  "Mysteries Five," a show featuring five teens and their dog named Too Much who were in a band. When "The Mysteries Five" (which included the dog) were not performing they would solve mysteries of the paranormal kind. Needless to say after a few name changes and tweeks, "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" finally got its debut on Saturday, September 13, 1969. 

February - 

**Did you know???
AOL Time Warner owns the copyright of “Happy Birthday To You” and will continue to do so until 2030 when the copyright expires. This is the  reason movies most often use different songs for birthday scenes. AOL Time Warner earns over $2 million per year from royalties for the song.

**Hallmark produced its first valentine in 1913.

**1950's -- 
Ella Fitzgerald was the first African American artist to perform at Hollywood's legendary nightclub, Mocambo, after Marilyn Monroe lobbied on her behalf. In 1958, she was the first woman to win a Grammy. 

**The Doors were the first American rock band to have eight consecutive gold records. 

March - 

**Did you know that "EMI" (EMI Music Group) stands for Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. ? The company was formed in March 1931  from a merger between UK Columbia Graphophone Company and Gramophone Company. 

**Did you know? Pygmy Marmosets can live to be 15 years old. Their small size makes it easier for them to hide from predators.

Stay tuned for Part Two. 

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