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This Week I Learned Pt III has this great feature called: Today I Learned, which complies little interesting and trivial facts about random things. We here at Long Awkward Pause have gathered a sample of some that we found worthy of mention:  


A company is now able to mass produce spider silk. They inserted the genes of the spider into a species of silkworm, bred the worms and is now a product called, "MonsterSilk".


In Greece, it is considered highly insulting to show someone your opened palm, about the equivalent of the middle finger.


The 1980 Italian film, “Cannibal Holocaust” had murder scenes so realistic that the director Ruggero Deodato was arrested for the murder of some of the cast members.


The actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy was 7’3” at his peak height


The LA Pet Cemetery supposedly houses a ghost dog named Kabar, who frequently “licks” those who pass by his grave.


Super Mario wears a hat because his creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, couldn’t draw hair.


The Philippines  is the only country in the world where you can’t get a divorce.


Movie trailers used to come after the movie – “trailed” the movie but no one would stay after the film to watch them.


Caesar salad was invented in Tijuana, Mexico


Dogs use the back of their tongues when drinking water.



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One Of The Hosts Of Podcast 42. Voice over actor, writer on various websites, published author, should not eat cheese but still does. Follow me on twitter: @chrisdevoss

17 Comments on This Week I Learned Pt III

  1. That dog one totally tripped me up. Whaaaat? The back of their tongue? I’ve seen many a dog drink water, and it always looks like the front of their tongue is used like a little spoon. Nothing makes sense anymore!


  2. It’s way too easy to get lost in Reddit. Love the spider ‘jazz hands.’ Now, burn that thing with nuclear death fire.

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  3. Pretty funny facts! Especially the Italian with murder charges, but it may not have been funny for him at the time.
    BTW, if you want more readers to click to your blog, change the settings so we get the “read more” from the reader and email. 🙂


  4. Well now I can sleep at night knowing these facts!


  5. The mario part had my mouth agape….really??


  6. I can’t imagine what sick mind thought it would be a good idea to make spider silk I hate when I walk into a spider Web.


  7. That is so cool!!! And awkward.


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