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This is everything I know
  1. A Nabob is an official or governor in the Mogul empire.
  2. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
  3. The maple leaf is the symbol of Canada, even though maple trees don't grow in most parts of the country.
  4. Bob is a palindrome. So is Hannah.
  5. There is an Albuquerque in New Mexico and an Albuquerque in Brazil.
  6. Glue is a hard brittle brownish gelatin made by boiling hides and bones and used warm for uniting substances.
  7. The tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
  8. A rainbow is an arch showing prismatic colours as light from the sun reflected and refracted through raindrops.
  9. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a hybrid of 2 teams, the Tigers and the Wildcats.
  10. I was born in 1960.
  11. Michael Stipe and Bono Vox were born in 1960.
  12. Shortening can be made from animal fat or vegetable oil.
  13. The magnetic north is different from the north pole.
  14. The capybara is the largest rodent in the world.
  15. Water freezes at 32° Fahrenheit.
  16. Water boils at 212° Fahrenheit.
  17. Canada became an independent country in 1867.
  18. Succotash is a dish of green rice, beans and salt pork all boiled together.
  19. Orange cats are always male...well, there are extremely rare cases when an orange cat is female, but I don't have the statistics.
  20. Calico cats are always female...well, there are extremely rare cases when a calico cat is male, but I don't have the statistics.
  21. Joan of Arc was burned as a witch in 1431.
  22. A dram is a small drink of spirit. A grog is a drink of spirit and water.
  23. In 1973, the Orillia Terriers won the Allan Cup.
  24. In 1974, the Philadelphia Flyers became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup (damn them!)
  25. You have to fight for your right to party.
  26. Tennessee is the Volunteer State.
  27. Missouri is the Show Me State.
  28. Nevada is the Silver State.
  29. I graduated from high school in 1979.
  30. A Chukker is a period of play in the game of polo.
  31. A rabbit punch is a punch to the back of the neck. I think.
  32. Though others may say a Rabbit Punch is when someone grabs your arm and keeps battering 10-50 times, simulating a rabbit jumping up and down.
  33. Channa is an Indian bean, we in the west know it as the chick pea.
  34. Chapatti is a small flat cake of unleavened bread.
  35. A ton of feathers weighs as much as a ton of bricks.
  36. A Harpy is a monster with a woman's face and a bird's wings and claws.
  37. KFC used to be called Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  38. KFC was also referred to as Scott's Chicken Villa.
  39. Platinum (PT) is the 78th element in the Periodic Table.
  40. The 90th element is Thorium (Th.)
  41. If you think it's butter, but it's not, it's Chiffon.
  42. Aphrodite is the Goddess of Love and Beauty.
  43. You lose most of your heat through you head... so wear a hat when it's cold.
  44. RGB means Red Green Blue.
  45. CMYK means Cyan Magenta Yellow and ... ummm... K.
  46. The 1996 summer Olympics were held in Atlanta. Only one bomb went off.
  47. One is the loneliest number.
  48. Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees F.
  49. Toto's drummer, Jeff Porcaro, died in 1992.
  50. The epiglottis is the cartilage at the root of the tongue.

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