John Wilkes Booth’s father

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Date: February 22nd, 2014

boothIn 1835, John Wilkes Booth’s father Junius, an English actor,  threatened to kill President Andrew Jackson.

Marie Osmond goes by her middle name. Her actual first name is Olive.

The celery stick garnish became a staple of the Bloody Mary only after an impatient patron at Chicago’s Pump Room couldn’t wait for his server to bring him a swizzle stick. He took matters into his own hands and snatched a celery stalk from a nearby relish tray.

At launch, around 300,000 gallons of water was released beneath the Space Shuttle’s engines as a noise suppressant.

Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he died in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.

In Japan, letting a sumo wrestler make your baby cry is considered good luck.

The office cubicle was invented by Robert Probst in 1968. His original design was called the Action Office System and provided “a social kind of privacy” for the worker.

Opossums don’t “play dead.” When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.

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One Response to “John Wilkes Booth’s father”

  1. Bertha Says:

    I love nutty facts.

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