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This is everything I know
  1. The art of Mime (art, my eye!) was first practised in ancient Greek theatre.
  2. The Bezier curve was developed by Paul Bézier for CAD drawing programs.It's a math thing, vectors and cubic equations. Ick.
  3. Taurus, the Bull, is the 2nd sign in the Zodiac calendar.
  4. A black bear at full trot can reach a speed of 50 km/h (30 mph).
  5. El Azizia Libya is the hottest place on planet Earth.
  6. Mick Jagger went to the London School of Economics. But he didn't graduate.
  7. Injectible collagen is a liquid made from the connective tissue of cows or pigs
  8. Male and female flying squirrels often occupy separate nests in the summer.
  9. Flying squirrels "glide" by using the fold of skin that stretches from the wrist to ankle in a kite-like way.
  10. Slim Gaillard wrote the song Cement Mixer (Put-ti Put-ti).
  11. When you dial 4-1-1 on the telephone,you get Directory Assistance.
  12. Marion Ross played Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days.
  13. Wasps, yellowjackets and hornets have lance-like stingers without barbs and can sting repeatedly.
  14. Mars is called "the Red Planet." Mercury is "the F___ed Planet." (I know what I mean.)
  15. e=mc².
  16. The area code for Toronto is 416. The code for the GTA is 905.
  17. Isabel Basset is Ernie Eves' life-long tomato...er... companion.
  18. Hair gel contains vinyl alcohol and sorbitol as humectant and plasticizer for the stiff residue that remains on the hair.
  19. The acronym mP3 stands for MPEG Audio Layer 3.
  20. A pomegranate is also known as a granada, grenade, and a Chinese apple.
  21. The flower Portulaca is sometimes called Moss Rose.
  22. A bacteria is large group of single-cell microorganisms while a virus is an infectious agent that replicates itself in cells of living hosts.
  23. Martin Sheen had a heart attack while filming the movie Apocalypse Now.
  24. Botox belongs to a class of drugs called botulinum toxins. It's botulism, folks.
  25. The Shuffle Demons had a big hit with the song "Spadina Bus."
  26. Laura Ingersoll Secord was born in the United States but became a Canadian hero.
  27. MacTier Ontario used to be called Muskoka Station. There are many trains there.
  28. SEO is an acronym for Search Engine optimization.
  29. The 401 is sometimes called the McDonald-Cartier Freeway.
  30. Canada is often called "land of the silver birch, home of the beaver."
  31. Viagra is a prescription drug that works by increasing blood flow to the penis.
  32. The word "toque" comes from the Spanish word "toca" meaning a woman's small, brimless, close-fitting hat.
  33. A pig will eat approximately 282 kg of feed in its lifetime.
  34. The Vinyl Café was created by Stuart McLean and David Amer.
  35. Bowling balls can be made out of plastic, resin, urethane, or partical coverstocks.
  36. Bobby Bauer won two Stanley Cups with the Boston Bruins.
  37. A novator is an innovator, evidently.
  38. Ross Bagdasarian created The Chipmunks - Alvin, Simon and Theodore.
  39. A MacScottish name is the same as a McScottish name, though some say Macs are better than Mcs...
  40. The 1993 Jays' WAMCO line-up was White, Alomar, Molitor, Carter, and Olerud.
  41. It is impossible to lick your elbow. See?
  42. Flowmax™ is a drug that helps men through their prostate years.
  43. "Mind your p's and q's" is an English pub reference meaning "Mind your pints and quarts."
  44. In a deck of cards, the King of Hearts represents King Charlemagne.
  45. In a deck of cards, the King of Clubs represents Alexander the Great.
  46. In a deck of cards, the King of Spades represents King David.
  47. In a deck of cards, the King of Diamonds represents Julius Caesar.
  48. The fisher is the porcupine's only predator. I think.
  49. Honey is the only food that will not spoil over time.
  50. The shortest complete sentence in the English language is "I am."

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