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    The world's oldest captive goldfish lived to be 43 years old. Tish, the goldfish, achieved fame late in life after being recognised by the Guinness Book of Records in 1999. In 1998 the fish took the longevity title from Fred, a goldfish who died in 1980, aged 41.



    In later life, Tish faded from bright orange to a distinguished silver, but remained healthy until shortly before his death. His owner said the secret of his long life was not being overfed, and being put in the sun occasionally.



    Oldest Goldfish Has His Chips

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    "I intend to live forever, or die trying.

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    Try it: 241543903


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    Got a frog in you throat? "Medieval physicians believed that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on the throat of the patient."


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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyNGA View Post
    Got a frog in you throat? "Medieval physicians believed that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on the throat of the patient."


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    "I intend to live forever, or die trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyNGA View Post
    You can try this one at home, I think RR posted about it in another thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyNGA View Post


    Good information!


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    Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. Today, only 12% do.

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    "Although the rubber band was invented and patented in the 19th century, it was mostly used in factories and warehouses. This changed thanks to William Spencer of Alliance, Ohio. In 1923, Spencer noticed the pages of the Akron Beacon Journal, his local newspaper, were constantly being blown across his and his neighbors' lawns. As an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad, he knew where to acquire spare rubber pieces and discarded inner tubes The Goodyear Rubber Company also located in Akron.

    He cut these pieces into circular strips and began to wrap the newspapers with these bands. They worked so well that the Akron Beacon Journal bought Spencer's rubbers bands to do the deed themselves. He then proceeded to sell his rubber bands to office supply, paper goods, and twine stores across the region, all the while continuing to work at Pennsylvania Railroad (for more than a decade more) while he built his business up."


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