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The Declaration of Independence was not signed on July 4, 1776. That’s actually the day it was formally adopted by the Continental Congress, but it wasn’t signed by most signatories until August.
July 27 is “Take your houseplants for a Walk Day”. What?
Divide and replant iris.
Start seedlings of broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage now so they can be transplanted in the fall.
Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, enough to stretch from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, CA more than five times.
If you feel tired in the afternoon, don’t reach for a caffeinated drink, pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide a quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. They are also good for avoiding a hangover or terrible headache!
The inventor of the television, Philo T. Farnsworth, lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Scratching an itch triggers a small amount of pain that numbs the itch but causes the release of serotonin, which also carries the “I’m itchy” signal to the brain. As the pain fades, the itch returns even stronger. Try rubbing the area with your palm instead.
The original 3 Musketeers bars of the 1930s came in three-packs, with a different nougat flavor in each: vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. World War II rations made that triple threat expensive, so the company cut down to one.
About a month after the Statue of Liberty’s 1886 dedication, it became a working lighthouse for 16 years, with its torch visible from 24 miles away.
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