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Celebrate Friday with a Little Weirdness: Consider These Thoughts, Then Move on to Some Facts

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Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here and to celebrate, Barrow Patch has rounded up some thought-provoking ideas and some weird facts for your amusement.

Ponder these questions: 

  • Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
  • Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
  • Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?

And now on to a couple interesting facts: 

  • The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts three naked men with their hands on each others shoulders. 
  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, not China.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match. 
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades — King David; Clubs — Alexander the Great; Hearts — Charlemagne and Diamonds — Julius Caesar.

Want more weirdness? Check out www.weirdfacts.com

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