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Centennial Logo Fun Fact Paramount Pictures - 5564382208
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Centennial Logo of the Day: Paramount Pictures today officially unveiled its latest logo, designed to mark the movie studio's 100th anniversary.

The redesigned logo will debut with screenings of Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol, and will continue to represent the company throughout 2012.

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Aaron Copland Fun Fact How About That Rick Perry - 5544964352
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Fun Fact of the Day: As first pointed out by an unnamed Harvard music major, the song used to score the anti-gay, Christian-centric political ad released this week by GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry was heavily inspired by composer Aaron Copland's

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This Is How You're Fat of the Day: Not-So-Fun Fact: You need to walk three miles to burn off the calories from a single can of soda. Three miles! That's quite a stroll.

Let the guy who drank a glass of fat tell you more in the informative video above.

[consumerist.]

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PROTIP of the Day: Rolling down a window on one side of your car and "fanning" it with the other side is a far more efficient way of cooling down the interior than waiting for the A/C to do its thing.

Then again, who wants to cool down their car when COOKIES. (On second thought, babies.)

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andre the giant cricket Fun Fact samuel beckett - 4963882496
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Fun Fact of the Day: So it seems one early member of André the Giant's posse was none-other-than legendary novelist/playwright/poet Samuel Beckett.

Historical Meet-Ups explains:

In 1953, fresh off the success of Waiting for Godot, Beckett bought a plot of land near the hamlet of Mo

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Fun Fact of the Day: Tom Hanks may voice Sheriff Woody Pride in all Toy Story films, but it's actually his younger brother Jim who speaks the character's lines nearly everywhere else.

[doobybrain.]

Adorable Animal Fun Fact King Penguin Sir Nils Olav - 4809674752
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Fun Fact of the Day: "Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav is a King Penguin living in Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland. He is the mascot and Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King's Guard...On August 18, 2005, he was promoted to Colonel-in-Chief and on 15 August 2008 he was awarded a knighthood.

He is the first penguin to receive such an hono

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Useful Tutorial of the Day: How to Open a Bottle of Champagne with a Wine Glass and Influence People.

[vvv.]

Fun Fact humpty dumpty The More You Know TIL - 4631097600
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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.]

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Fun Fact of the Day: Vlog Brother Hank Green proves once again that every pop song from Slipknot to Ritchie Valenz to Rebecca Black uses the same exact chord progression.

[vlogbros.]

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Lights Out: Though Piero Umiliani's pop song "Mah Nà Mah Nà" became a household tune following its usage in a now-iconic Muppet Show skit, it was originally composed for the soundtrack of the Italian mondo film Sweden: Heaven and Hell -- "a pseudo-documentary about sexuality in Sweden."

[thanks rick and william!]

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Poor Decision Making Skills of the Day: In 1951, Super Glue was accidentally discovered when an assistant of the late Harry Coover inadvertently ruined two refractometer prisms by gluing them together with an experimental concoction.

60 years later, Shawn accidentally super glued a tiny sequined top hat to his head.

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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

Fun Fact stuffed animal Swedish History TIL wtf - 4592267008
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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

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