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While many people seem to know it's "Star Wars Day" (May the 4th be with you), people seem to have not noticed....

Fun Fact: today is "International Respect for Chickens Day"!!!!

We celebrated with chicken quesadillas.

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I always enjoy VA's fun facts. :D

Woodville TX
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This ones pretty new. January maybe. Glad you like it.

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Fun Fact: VA's new photo, or old one that I have never noticed...not sure how I would miss it though! Very Fun indeed.

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Fun Fact: Cadillac was originally called the Henry Ford Company.

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Fun Fact:

38 years after the end of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia (resulting in the killings of at least 1.7 million), 19 years after the death of Pol Pot, 11 years and $300 million in costs of United Nations war crimes tribunals.... it's all finally over.

The result: 3 convictions. 2 of them sentenced to life in prison are now 90 and 85 years old.

Efforts well spent.

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Capricorn One... Now, I understand the need to discredit and marginalize OJ. He knew the truth.

Sadly, now, no one will ever believe him,

BTt

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Fun fact:

It's been at least 25 years since I attempted to have a serious conversation about that with anyone. I don't intend on breaking my streak now.

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Fun fact:

The earth is flat. I know what the reaction is to that statement. It was the same for me the first time I heard that about 3 years ago. I didn't want to believe it, but it's true. The earth is flat, and everything you've ever heard, read, or seen, to the contrary, is a lie.

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Fun Fact (given the discussion on cell phones "having come a long way")

The first mobile phone service was actually launched in the St. Louis area on June 17, 1946. Yes, 1946. Mobile Telephone service was commercialized by AT&T in 1949 and expanded to over 100 cities, but still had only a small number of subscribers - about 5,000.

The equipment weighed 80 pounds and most were installed inside of vehicles, although some were installed in buildings for which a hard line would not be practical.

It wasn't truly a "mobile phone" service. You basically talked via a radio signal to a local operator who would then patch you through to the number you needed to call. So it was phone-radio-operator-landline-phone, basically. I mean, it worked. 70 years ago. The first (I believe) appearance of a mobile phone was by Humphrey Bogart in the 1954 film Sabrina.

Of course these early phone were fraught with difficulty and very expensive. Unless you had the means and REALLY needed one, you didn't have one.

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