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Here are 5 random facts for your Friday!



1.  “Of” and “off” were once the exact same word, but in a stressed versus unstressed pronunciation.  It wasn’t until the 17th century that they developed different uses to the point where they were considered different words.


2.  The original “Blade Runner” movie was set in 2019.


3.  About 80% of Trader Joe’s products are its own store brand.


4.  When L. Frank Baum was writing “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, he got the name “Oz” from his filing cabinet.  One drawer was “A to G” . . . one was “H to N” . . . and one was “O to Z.”


5.  The movie “Babe” used 48 different pigs to play Babe . . . and one animatronic one.

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