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Ronald Wayne sold his 10% stake in Apple for $800 in 1976. If he held on to that stock it would be worth $63B today. That's billion dollars.

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Fun fact: Apple has $264 billion in cash on hand.

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The song "Let's talk about sex" was written about phone sex.

This may be another of my MOTO (master of the obvious) moments but I really didn't know that til just now when I googled it to see who sang it.

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40 years ago today, the Blizzard of 1977 began. It struck the Niagara/Buffalo area of Ontario/New York. I was not even 3, but I remember my mother opening the front door and snow being up past the top. A bricklayer who only spoke Italian was trapped in our house for 5 days because he couldn't go anywhere. Made for an interesting few days, apparently.

For 3 days, winds of 45-70 mph persisted, along with total snowfall exceeding 100 inches in some areas, and some snow drifts up to 40 feet tall that didn't melt until June. At least 30 people died, mostly from hypothermia, either freezing to death in their trapped cars or dying of exposure trying to find their way in -40 wind chills and blinding snow.

It remains the only natural disaster to ever lead to a declaration of a state of emergency in both the US and Canada.

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Fun fact:

THREE heads of state from World War II are still alive, although one is disputed as a head of state.

The Dalai Lama

King Simeon II of Bulgaria (who was only 8 at the end of World War II, but king nonetheless)

King Michael I of Romania (24 years old at the end of the war).

Michael was the only de facto head of state - the others were children. He became King of Romania in 1927 at the age of 6, and is thus the last remaining head of state from before World War II.

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Fun fact:

Before celebrities became vaccine-denying assholes they actually were sometimes beneficial to public health.

In 1956, polio vaccination was just 0.6% in the US. Public health officials asked Elvis Presley to assist in spreading awareness and acceptance of a mass immunization campaign, and on Oct. 28, 1956, he was given a polio vaccination on broadcast television.

Within 6 months, 80% of the country was immunized. Some make the argument that no other single act in history has had such a beneficial effect.

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I dunno. The location of the burns made dressing them impossible so I had to just leave them exposed 24/7.

Fun fact: the Manhattan Project was so secretive that when Harry Truman became president, he had been unaware of its existence.

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VA, A burn will obviously affect your skin on a -molecular (?) surface level? Vs a cut that would cleaner.. Interesting to me all the way around.

Makes me think of getting a Chemical Peel at the Dermatologist.

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Annie: I don't know. I have the usual small scars here and there on my body from a lifetime of dings and scratches, and they don't seem to be much different than anyone else's.

Maybe it's because it was a burn instead of a cut?

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"Fun Fact National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd."

I love you.

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