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Fun Fact Friday: Star Wars

Fun Fact Friday: Star Wars

(Image: Wikimedia Commons) With the release of “The Force Awakens”, it seems like the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about Star Wars! For example, did you know that the phrase “I have a bad feeling about this” is spoken in every single film? It’s true! Here are some other fun facts about Star

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Fun Fact Friday: Pizza

Since October is National Pizza Month, it seemed like good time to share some fun facts about pizza! Most folks love pizza, but probably don’t know too much about its origins. According to Wikipedia, The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. So, folks have

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Fun Fact Friday: Cheese

Did you know that specialized sellers of cheese are known as cheesemongers? It’s true! Becoming a cheesemonger takes training, years of experience, and the best part…..tasting lots of cheese! Making cheese  is another highly specialized field, and it’s no wonder, because there are hundreds of different kinds of cheese. From large cheese factories to small

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Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.

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