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America Fun Fact of the Day 1/8- January 8th in American History

“Hangover?  I hardly even KNOW her!”

~Ha

It’s the year of the Mayans, which means we have less than a year until some sort of space planet eats our magnetic poles with an asteroid or something.  But look on the bright side- if the world ends in December, you don’t have to worry about liver disease!  We’re drunk right now, is what we’re trying to say.  Onto the history!

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America Fun Fact of the Day 12/11- December 11th in American History

“Shit it’s almost 2012.”

~Your calendar

As we head into the holiday season, most of us prepare for Christmas because, you know, booze and presents.  But in the holiday fervor it’s easy to forget that 2012 is just around the corner.  2012.  Can you believe that?  That’s one more than 2011, and incalculably far from 2013 since the world is going to end in 2012.  So enjoy the fun facts while you can, before Mayan Ghosts throw a dark planet at our magnetic poles or some shit.

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America Fun Fact of the Day 12/4- December 4th in American History

“December.  On the plus side- Christmas.  On the down side- winter.”

~Farmer’s Almanac

December has come, meaning that winter is fast approaching.  Unless you live south of the equator, but truth be told we’re not 100% convinced that anyone actually lives down there.  So as we brace for the winter, we take comfort in spending the cold months with our friends, loved ones, and whiskey was the second thing we just said.

And of course you will have fun facts to get you through these harsh winter months.  Well not today though.  Today we’re half-assing it again so we can present…

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America Fun Fact of the Day 11/20- November 20th in American History

“I can’t even think straight I just want to eat Turkey.”

~AFFotd Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt

Look at that little spot on the map.  the 24th.  Turkey day.  Goddamn it we’re so excited.  Do you know we have someone on staff whose only job is to kill turkeys the week of Thanksgiving?  We only need like, 5 of them to feed the office.  And we pay him $40,000 to do that.  And that’s after he’s explicitly told us he’d do it for free.  We didn’t care.  We wanted to pay him to kill birds for a week.  That’s our right, goddamn it.  It’s our right.

Anyway, here’s what happened today in the past.

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America Fun Fact of the Day 11/13- November 13th in American History

“This daylight savings thing is starting to suck, isn’t it?”

~You

Sundays during the late fall and early winter are rough after Daylight Savings Time has come about.  Darkness by 5?  The hell kind of bullshit is that?  Well, as the days get shorter and shorter, we can still do our typical Friday cop out and let you know what else has happened during this particular square on the calender with…

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America Fun Fact of the Day 11/5- November 5th in American History

“Huh.  Wonder how those OWS folks will treat today…”

~AFFotD Psychics

So today is Guy Fawkes day.  Did you know that shit happened 400 years ago?  Leave it to one long haired crazy British dude to make stuff cool when it was supposed to be irrelevant.  But yeah, you’d expect, a lot of revolution shit to go down at this point.  We guess it sort of did.  Sort of.  What we’re saying is we wouldn’t be surprised if shit goes down today.

(no actually it’s kind of freaky how many revolts have happened during…)

Anyway, we’re switching our “today in history” (Sunday) with our image of the week (Saturday) because of what is going on today.  So we present…

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America Fun Fact of the Day 10/30- October 30th in American History

“Werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky and scary, boys becoming men, men becoming WOLVES.”

~Tracy Jordan

We’re just one day away from Halloween, which means that we’re recovering from the Friday/Saturday double team that is the weekend nearest to Halloween.

Which we guess we can use as our excuse to put less effort into our…

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America Fun Fact of the Day 10/23- October 23rd in American History

“You realize we’re watching the game, right?  Leave us alone.”

~AFFotD Staffers

You know, we haven’t mentioned part of the contributing factor to why we half-ass our Sunday entries with a rundown of things that happened before on this particular day in history.  That factor, of course, is football, which combines our love of gambling with our love of watching millionaires bash each other so hard they take years off their life expectancy.

Ahh, it’s a beautiful thing.  Now sit tight for…

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America Fun Fact of the Day 10/16- October 16th in American history

“Sunday- it’s the Lord’s day…to have us tell you what happened on this day in history.”

~Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt

In the words of Outkast- Hey, Ya.  You know the general deal.  It’s Sunday.  So we’re here to tell you what’s happened on this day in history.

So let’s just cut right to it.

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America Fun Fact of the Day 10/9- October 9th in American History

“Huh…not a lot of shit went down on October 9th.  Huh.”

~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt

Some days in history are kind of boring.  But AFFotD on Sundays is always lazy.  So even on a day like, say, hypothetically, October 9th or something, when there’s very little that happened, we’re still going to present…

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