today I learned: the holes in the lids of pens were introduced to prevent suffocation, regardless of how far down the airway it might become lodged. also, both john heder and efren ramirez (napoleon and pedro) from napoleon dynamite have identical twin brothers. next, the website hampsterdance.com was created in 1998 as a result of a competition between two canadian sisters to see who could generate the most traffic. it’s one of the earliest examples of an internet meme. finally, abraham lincoln was a tremendously skilled wrestler. he once beat a man with a single toss and challenged the mob that had gathered to watch him with, “any of you want to try it, come whet your horns!”. no one stepped forward. church day bonus: the french military actually has the best military record in europe- having won 132 of the 185 battles they have fought in the last 800 years. WHO KNEW!


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