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Although 3M's patent on the product expired in 1997, "Post-it" and the original notes' distinctive yellow color remain registered company trademarks, with terms such as "repositionable notes" used for similar offerings manufactured by competitors. While use of the trademark 'Post-it' in a representative sense refers to any sticky note, no legal authority has ever held the trademark to be generic, The original notes' yellow color was chosen by accident, as the lab next-door to the Post-It team had only yellow scrap paper to use.
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Over time, Band-Aid has become a well-known example of a genericized trademark in the US, but Johnson & Johnson has registered Band-Aid as a trademark on the Principal Register of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the registration is valid and legal. Johnson & Johnson continues to defend the Band-Aid trademark against it being genericized.

To protect the name, their trademark, Johnson & Johnson always refers to its products as "BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages", not just "Band-Aid".
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If there are adhesive bandages shaped like food (cheesecake, pizza and pineapples right now) by your cash register, people will ask you if they taste like the food.
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You should tell them Yes, they do!, and watch them take a bite. Have your phone videotaping, of course.


In play: pineapples are an effective meat tenderizer because they contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins.
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Judy Mazel's Beverly Hills Diet worked on this principle: The enzymes in certain fruit, like the bromide in pineapple, could break down body fat. It also worked on the idea that carbohydrates and proteins should not be combined, and fruit should be eaten by itself, not combined with proteins, carbs or fats.

Other diets based on this principle include Fit for Life, Suzanne Somers Get Thin on Sexy Food, and Marilu Henner's Shape Up Plan. They are all offshoots of the Hay Diet Plan: eat fruit alone, combine carbs only with fats and proteins only with fats and you will be thin, healthy and sexy.

They are all bunk.
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Marilu Henner has highly superior autobiographical memory, or also called hyperthymesia. It is a condition that leads people to be able to remember an abnormally large number of their life experiences in vivid detail.
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Marilu Henner had romances with two of her Taxi co-stars, Judd Hirsch and Tony Danza.
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Marilu Henner's breakout role was Elaine Nardo, in the sitcom Taxi. That show also featured breakout roles for Danny DeVito (Louie De Palma) and Andy Kaufman (Latka Gravas).

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Love me some Danny DeVito!!!



Danny DeVito, after Taxi, has starred in several films including Tin Men,Throw Momma from the Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ruthless People, Man on the Moon, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Twins, Batman Returns, Get Shorty and L.A. Confidential.
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Worldwide, about one in 90 human births results from a twin pregnancy (that is, the mother gives birth to twins).

The incidence rates for twins varies substantially by area: in the Yoruba people (an African ethnic group), the rate of twins is about 4.5%, and it's theorized that this is due to a phytoestrogen which occurs in a variety of yam commonly eaten by the Yoruba. Meanwhile, in much of Latin America, and southern and southeast Asia, the rate is substantially lower than 1%.

Over the past several decades, the rate of twin births in the United States nearly doubled, from 9.4 twin sets per 1000 births in 1980, to 16.7 twin sets per 1000 births in 2009. It is believed that use of fertility drugs is a factor driving the increase, as well as American women becoming pregnant at a later age, and potentially a side-effect of the presence of growth hormones in the American food supply.

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The Minnesota Twins baseball franchise was founded in 1901 in Washington, DC as the Washington Senators. They moved to Bloomington MN in 1961, and became the Twins and played in the old Met, the Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. They played there until 1981, then moved the the "homerdome", the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome where they played from 1982 to 2009. In 2010 the team moved to Target Field in Minneapolis.

The Twins franchise won the World Series in 1924 as the Washington Senators, and in 1987 and 1991 as the Minnesota Twins.
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In about 1/8 of all twins, a "vanishing twin" occurs, when the second of two twins is re-absorbed into the first, who then develops normally. There is iften no detectable evidence, so the frequency is poorly understood.
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As noted, the Minnesota Twins franchise was originally the Washington Senators franchise. The Senators were one of the American League's eight charter franchises. The Senators began their history as a consistently losing team, at times so inept that San Francisco Chronicle columnist Charley Dryden famously joked, "Washington: First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League."
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Edwards AFB in southern California is the home of the USAF flight test centers. Back in 1910 the area was a railroad water stop, and then three men named Ralph, Clifford and Effie Corum built a homestead. Other settlers then followed, and the community was named Muroc, or Corum spelled backwards and also because there was already a nearby town named Coram. The US Army Air Corps began acquiring land for a base that they initially called Mohave Field, for the nearby town of Mohave CA. In 1943 the base was named Muroc Army Air Field, Muroc.

In 1949 Muroc was renamed to Edwards AFB in honor of test pilot Glen Edwards who died in 1948 while test flying the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing.
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President Harry S. Truman was elected in his own right in 1948 (it was not really his reelection, as he had succeeded to the Presidency on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, born this day in 1882) despite the Democratic Party being split three ways - he was the Democratic nominee, but Henry A. Wallace ran as the Progressive candidate that year, and Strom Thurmond as the Dixiecrat.
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with only 8,000 inhabitants, has numerous claims to fame. It is the hometown of Arnold Palmer and Fred (Mr.) Rogers. It is the training camp of the Pittsburgh Steelers and claimed to be the site if the first professional football game, and was the birthplace of the banana split.

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Claes Martenszen van Rosenvelt (c. 1626 - 1659), the immigrant ancestor of the Roosevelt family, arrived in New Amsterdam (present day New York City) in the 1640s. Around 1652, he bought a farm of 20 ha or 50 acres several miles outside the city walls in what is now Midtown Manhattan, including the present site of the Empire State Building.
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The overseas Norwegian Empire was mostly acquired in pre-Columbian tines. What is left is now inhabited -- two rocky islands in the southern oceans, and a sector of Antarctica.
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The Empire State Building, at 1,250 feet tall, was the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years, until 1970 when the World Trade Center was completed. The building was modeled after the RJ Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, which like the Empire State Building was also built by architect William Lamb.

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The World Trade Center held the tallest-building title for only three years. Then, in 1973, it was eclipsed by the Sears Tower in Chicago.
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A senior leader of Al Qaeda told interrogators that Osama bin Laden personally selected the targets for the Sept. 11 attacks and rejected plans for an even broader assault on prominent American buildings, including the Sears Tower, officials said Wednesday.

A classified government analysis circulated among counterterrorism officials said Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the captured Al Qaeda leader, told interrogators that bin Laden gave Mohamed Atta, the leader of the Sept. 11 hijackers, "a list of targets."

The document said it included the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Israeli Embassy in Washington and the Sears Tower.
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The Sears shopping catalog once included prefabricated homes(!).
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The Sears catalog also sold guns under the J.C. Higgins brand, and motorcycles under the Allstate brand. I had one of each.
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Guns can still be bought by mail order off the web.
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The Sears shopping catalog once included prefabricated homes(!).
Here is a list of models from the Sears archives.

In play: The Sears, Roebuck and Company catalog was first published in 1894. Richard Sears declared the catalog to be the "Book of Bargains: A Money Saver for Everyone," and the "Cheapest Supply House on Earth." The advent of Rural Free Delivery mail service in 1896 made distribution of the catalog economical.

Sears stopped producing the general catalog in 1993, although they still offer many specialty catalogs.

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The year 1896 started on a Monday. MLB player Rick Monday is best remembered for saving the American flag from being burned in Dodger Stadium in 1976, the American Bicentennial.
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Billy Sunday was a popular professional baseball player in the 1880s, playing a total of eight seasons with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia teams in the National League. Sunday was one of the fastest players in the National League, and was well-liked by fans for his athleticism as well as his outgoing personality.

Sunday became a Christian during either the 1886 or 1887 baseball season. After concluding the 1890 baseball season with Philadelphia, Sunday asked to be released from his contract, so he could focus on ministry. In the years that followed, Sunday became an evangelical preacher, and was the U.S.'s most influential evangelist of the early 20th century, regularly preaching before large crowds across the country.
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President Harry S. Truman was elected in his own right in 1948 (it was not really his reelection, as he had succeeded to the Presidency on the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, born this day in 1882) despite the Democratic Party being split three ways - he was the Democratic nominee, but Henry A. Wallace ran as the Progressive candidate that year, and Strom Thurmond as the Dixiecrat.
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with only 8,000 inhabitants, has numerous claims to fame. It is the hometown of Arnold Palmer and Fred (Mr.) Rogers. It is the training camp of the Pittsburgh Steelers and claimed to be the site if the first professional football game, and was the birthplace of the banana split.
I don't see the point of commonality between the first and the second.

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Billy Sunday was a strong supporter of Prohibition, and his preaching is credited by some with playing a significant role in the adoption of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919, per Wiki.
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I don't see the point of commonality between the first and the second.
(Not in play) I suspect it's the word "split."
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Through the 1950s, MLB baseball was prohibited on Sunday nights, and lights could not be turned to thwart double-header darkness in non-DST states like Wisconsin and Missouri, so games were often called on account of darkness. The rule was changed when the league expanded to Houston, where climate change suddenly made it too hot to play in the daytime, even thought stadium lighting did not exist before 1938 when the Houston Buffalos played only day games.
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'Bloody Sunday' has been used to refer to events that occurred in four different Sundays in Ireland.

The first was Sunday, August 31, 1913, when two men were beaten to death by police during riots in Dublin.

The second was Sunday, November 21, 1920, when 31 people were killed in Dublin, most of them at the hands of Irish freedom fighters.

Next was Sunday, July 10, 1921, when 16 people died in conflicts between Catholic and Protestant fighters in Belfast.

And the last was January 31, 1972, when 13 civilians were shot by British troops during a demonstration in Derry.

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Baseball legend Stan Musial was born on Bloody Sunday, November 21, 1920, in Donora, Pennsylvania. Decades later, Ken Griffey Jr was born in the same little town of 6,000, and just a few miles out of town, so was Joe Montana.

Musial played in St. Louis, the greatest baseball city in the world.

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Joe Montana's final game as a college football player was the Cotton Bowl, on January 1st, 1979, where his Notre Dame team played against the University of Houston.

The weather was frigid and blustery, and by halftime, Montana (the Fighting Irish's starting quarterback) was suffering from hypothermia. He was kept in the locker room during the third quarter, as the training staff warmed him up with intravenous fluids, blankets, and chicken soup. By the time Montana returned to the field, late in the third quarter, Notre Dame was trailing, 34-12.

Montana led the Irish on three touchdown drives over the final eight minutes of the game, the final one coming as time expired, and the Irish won, 35-34. Due to Montana's heroics, the game became known as "The Chicken Soup Game."
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Joe Montana led the 49ers to four Super Bowls, and he won all four. He was the MVP in three of them and he was the first 3x Super Bowl MVP winner. He never threw an interception in any Super Bowl*.

* — Lawrence Billups, though, dropped a sure one in Super Bowl XXIII!
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The Minnesota Vikings are one of two teams to have an 0-4 record in the Super Bowl. In each of the Vikings losses, they failed to score in the first half.

The halftime score in each of these games:

Super Bowl IV: Chiefs 16, Vikings 0
Super Bowl VIII: Dolphins 17, Vikings 0
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 2, Vikings 0
Super Bowl XI: Raiders 16, Vikings 0
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The New England Patriots won four of the last five Super Bowls, but played and lost in 2018 to the Philadelphia Steelers.
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A typo, Annie? Or an inside joke?
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The Minnesota Vikings are one of two teams to have an 0-4 record in the Super Bowl. In each of the Vikings losses, they failed to score in the first half.

The halftime score in each of these games:

Super Bowl IV: Chiefs 16, Vikings 0
Super Bowl VIII: Dolphins 17, Vikings 0
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 2, Vikings 0
Super Bowl XI: Raiders 16, Vikings 0
Cool trivia! I’ll be dining with a good friend who’s a Vikings fan. I probably don’t want to mention this trivia.

Not a play. Just comments.
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The New England Patriots won four of the last five Super Bowls, but played and lost in 2018 to the Philadelphia Steelers.
Annie,
The Patsies were inin 4 of the last 5. They won 3. They lost to the Philadelphia Eagles.

That’s my play.


EAT: and don’t get me wrong. Appearing in 4 of the last 5 is mightily impressive!
And, well, they should have lost to Atlanta.
And, well, they should have lost to Seattle. Pete Carroll — “OH NO!!!!! Love it.

ETA 2: YouTube of Pete Carroll’s OH NO!!! >> https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xkYdxX8mw9M

Love it!

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My error. THREE of the last five Super Bowls.

Wait till next year!
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The Minnesota Vikings are one of two teams to have an 0-4 record in the Super Bowl. In each of the Vikings losses, they failed to score in the first half.

The halftime score in each of these games:

Super Bowl IV: Chiefs 16, Vikings 0
Super Bowl VIII: Dolphins 17, Vikings 0
Super Bowl IX: Steelers 2, Vikings 0
Super Bowl XI: Raiders 16, Vikings 0
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Cool trivia! I’ll be dining with a good friend who’s a Vikings fan. I probably don’t want to mention this trivia.

Oh, I had absolutely no qualms about sharing this info with my buddy who's a huge Vikings fan!

In play: The New England Patriots have appeared in 11 Super Bowls. This is the most by any NFL team.

Three teams have appeared 8 times: Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, and Denver Broncos. Tomorrow, the San Francisco 49ers will appear in their 7th Super Bowl.
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The Super Bowl was created as part of the merger between the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) in 1966. It was played for the first time on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; in that game, the NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.

It was originally named "The NFL-AFL World Championship Game," but Lamar Hunt (owner of the Chiefs, and one of the founders of the AFL) began to refer to it as the "Super Bowl" during merger negotiations in 1966. Hunt noted that he thought of the name while watching his children play with a "Super Ball" toy; he somewhat jokingly suggested the Super Bowl name to Commissioner Pete Rozelle, and also mentioned the name to the press, which began to use it. The game was not officially called the Super Bowl until Super Bowl III, in 1969.
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Only two teams in the NFL have opposite-side helmet logos that are not either identical or mirror-image reversals. They are the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Raven

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Brân the Blessed is a giant and king of Britain in Welsh mythology. The name "Brân" in Welsh is usually translated as crow or raven.
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The Baltimore Ravens came into existence when owner Art Modell moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore. The name 'Ravens' was selected by the fans via various polls, over other suggestions such as 'Americans', 'Marauders', and 'Mustangs'.

Once the colors and logo were chosen, the new uniforms were first modeled by wide receiver Michael Jackson, defensive end Rob Burnett, and quarterback Vinny Testaverde.
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The Ferrari Testarossa was a 12-cylinder, mid-engined sports car, produced by Ferrari from 1984 until 1996.

Ferrari named the car in tribute to the 250 Testa Rossa (literally, "Red Head" in Italian) race car which the company had introduced in 1957; like the 1980s Testarossa, the cam covers on the orignal Testa Rossa were painted red, which was the source of its name.

(Vinny Testaverde's surname, thus, translates from Italian as "green head." )
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(Not in play) I suspect it's the word "split."
Ah, yes, you're probably right.

Ronald Reagan was easily reelected President of the United States in 1984. Although he rose to political prominence in California, including serving as governor of the state, he was born and raised in Dixon, Ill.
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Zippy the Pinhead (Ital. testa spillo) is a comic strip featuring a microcephalic clown. Most newapapers are afraid tu run it, fearing that something Zippy says will offend their readers'
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The Ferrari Testarossa was a 12-cylinder, mid-engined sports car, produced by Ferrari from 1984 until 1996.

Ferrari named the car in tribute to the 250 Testa Rossa (literally, "Red Head" in Italian) race car which the company had introduced in 1957; like the 1980s Testarossa, the cam covers on the orignal Testa Rossa were painted red, which was the source of its name.

(Vinny Testaverde's surname, thus, translates from Italian as "green head." )
The Ferrari Testarossa — a mid-engined, 12-cylinder car? Wow!

I’ve heard it said that every man should drive a 12 cylinder car at least once in his life. And with the engine being right behind your ear, I can imagine that engine sings sweetly!

My first car was a very humble Italian mid-engined inline-4 engine. Wide bore, short stroke, and I loved having it singing right behind me! The car was a humble 1979 Fiat X1/9. I loved that car!
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If everyone who reads them would recycle their newspapers, we would save 250 million trees each year.
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Despite the near-disappearance of print newspapers and industry's effort to go paperless, paper consumption has actually increased in the past 50 years. It is estimated that 90% of all photocopies printed are never looked at by anyone. Increasingly, photocopies and their originals are made only because they are mandated byy government regulations.

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