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  1. APPTiger

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    Boone is in Watauga County NC, Home of App State University. The original settlement covered a large area of negotiated lease with the Cherokee and extended into the area that today is Johnson City TN. Most of the areas "governance' was located on the western flank of the Appalachian's in what was once NC and is now east TN. The area covered large parts of Washington and Greene Counties TN. Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties in NC
    They weren't the only NC residents to claim independence early.
    https://www.ncpedia.org/mecklenburg-declaration
     
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    Not an LKF: Smith is the most common last name in the US, shared by about 2.5 million Americans. LKF: no driver with the last name Smith has ever competed in the Indy 500.
     
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    Taylor Swift was the first female singer to knock herself out of the #1 spot, when "Blank Space" replaced "Shake It Off".

    The closest world capital to Barrow, Alaska is Reykavik.

    The Atlanta Falcons blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.

    Based on hyperbolic geometry, the speed of light is actually infinite speed.
     
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    Well known fact among Saints fans.
     
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    The longest possible road trip on Earth is from Cape Town, South Africa to Magadan, Russia. Using the most direct roads available, it can be driven at 13,911 miles. You'd pass through 17 countries and 6 time zones.
     
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    True? Don't know. Believable? Yes.
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    I would think that number to be a little low, no...a lot low
     
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    On July 27, 1998, Tyrone Horne of the Arkansas Travelers (Texas League) became the first professional baseball player to hit for the "home run cycle"; a solo homer, 2-run homer, 3-run homer and grand slam in one game. I mention it because it was duplicated for the first time last night, August 10, 2022, by Chandler Redmond of the Springfield Cardinals (AA ball). Both cycles came from players in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The home run cycle has never been accomplished in the majors.
     
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    Cards are always doing shit like this. I "think" it was Fenando Tatis but back ~94 maybe" he hit two grand slams in the same inning. I'm sure that has been done a time or two in the bigs but it was the first time I'd ever gotten to see it.
     
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