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Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Jul 8, 2017.

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    US dress sizes were standardized in 1940 by a WPA project, which measured over 100,000 women, compared the measurements to commercial sizes, and issued a set of sizing guidelines to makers of womens' ready-to-wear. Due to "inflation" commonly known as "vanity sizing", what was a size 14 dress in 1940 was a size 8 in 1965 and a size 2 in the 20-teens.
     
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    Married men tend to make bad husbands.
     
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    The term "limelight" originated from the first high-intensity theatrical spotlights, which used a tube of lime (calcium oxide) which was heated to the point of incandescence by a gas flame. This resulted in a brilliant white light, focused upon the performer, who was said to be "In the limelight." Gas limelights were common from the 1830s until the 1890s, when electric spotlights began to appear.
     
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    Pac Man is 40 years old today.
     
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    On December 10, 1927 the phrase “Grand Ole Opry” was first used. The country music program Barn Dance followed the NBC Red Network’s Music Appreciation Hour, a program of classical music and opera. Announcer George Hay said: "For the past hour, we have been listening to music taken from Grand Opera. And now, we will present the Grand Ole Opry."
     
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    ardee It's only money.

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    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.--James Baldwin.
     
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    ...

    The oxygen atoms that are now in our lungs, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, and the iron in our blood were born inside stars and scattered around the universe when they exploded.

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    Nero did not fiddle while Rome burned. The fiddle (violin) would not be invented for several centuries.
     
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    I think it means he "fooled around".
     
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    Diddled, as my grandpa used to say. ;)
     
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    Mistake Meant for bad joke thread.
     

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    The Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest hotel in the world. The hot-spring hotel sits at the foot of the stunning Akaishi Mountains and has been in operation since it was founded by Fujiwara Mahito in 705 A.D. Since then, it's been in the hands of some 52 generations of the same family for more than 1,300 years.
     
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    There is no "cloud", it's just somebody else's computer.
     
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    An ant's sense of smell is more keen than a dogs.

    Thus, they are often used to track down escaped convicts. But they move SO slowly, they've never actually help capture one. Perhaps this practice should be discontinued.
     
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    All four of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Stills, Neil Young) actually performed on Neil Young's 1972 album Harvest. In addition, Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor sang backing vocals on the track Heart Of Gold, which was also released as a single and hit #1 on the US and Canadian charts.
     
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    All four members of Creedence Clearwater Revival played together on Tom Fogerty's solo album, Zephyr National, in the only CCR reunion ever...

    ...and this lyric hits dead-center...
    "Came the dawn and the sun was shining brightly For the four boys from the county came to play But the best laid plans go funny And the evil clouds of darkness had their way."
     
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    Architect Paul Revere Williams, who designed the Stardust Resort Auditorium, was the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects.

    He designed houses for Frank Sinatra, Lucy and Dezi, Lon Chaney, Barbara Stanwyck and many more celebrities. He also designed a number of public buildings, including the La Concha Motel, the office building of which now serves as the visitor center for the Neon Museum.
     
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    Lobsters have bladders on either side of their heads, so they communicate by urinating at each other. If they want another lobster to know that they're happy or sad or angry or interested in a relationship, they say it with pee!

    A new twist on being pissed off.
     
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