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10 Things You Now Know, But Wish You Didn’t ?

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DF @ Digital Bucket notes,

1. During the first Super Bowl in 1967, NBC was still in commercial when the second half kicked off. Officials asked the Packers to kick off again.

 2. Before Google launched Gmail, “G-Mail” was the name of a free email service offered by Garfield’s website.

 3. The final speech by Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird was done in one take.

 4. The “Where’s the Beef?” lady (Clara Peller) lost her job in 1985 after doing a Prego ad in which she “found the beef at somewhere other than Wendy’s.”

 5. Just before the Nazis invaded Paris, H.A. and Margret Rey fled on bicycles. They were carrying the manuscript for Curious George.

 6. In Super Mario Bros., the bushes are just clouds colored green.

 7. Crayola means “oily chalk.” The name combines “craie” (French for “chalk”) and “ola” (short for “oleaginous,” or “oily”).

 8. The Pittsburgh Penguins made Mister Rogers an honorary captain in 1991

 9. Liz Sheridan, who played Jerry’s mom on Seinfeld, wrote a book about her love affair with James Dean.

 10. In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase “O.M.G.”


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