Fun Fact of the Day

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Fun Fact of the Day: Apparently, this is because the nursery rhyme was originally a riddle. It's no longer posed as a riddle since the answer is so well known.

And that's your one new thing learned today. Feel free to shut everything off and go to bed.

[urlesque.]

Fun Fact of the Day

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Fun Fact of the Day: In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a television series based on Hart's and Brant Parker now-classic comic strip The Wizard of Id.

According to the Henson Company blog, the response was positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to take the project forward, Henson had already moved on to work on little children's

Stuffed Animal of the Day

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Stuffed Animal of the Day: Story goes that, in 1731, King Frederick I of Sweden received a lion skin as a gift from the Bey of Algiers. The taxidermist tasked with mounting it had never seen a lion in real life, and only had a vague idea of what one was supposed to look like.

The resulting monstrosity -- seen above -- remains on display at

Infographic of the Day

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Infographic of the Day: TIL the plastic tags attached to loaves of store-bought bread aren't just for show, but are actually part of a color-coded system indicating the day the bread was baked.

The more you know.

[consumerist.]