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JUL
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Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS

Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS

Fun Fact Friday - Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven CMS

Yup, it’s true!  Joomla! is the only non-corporate backed community driven content management system (CMS).  This and other fun facts about the popular CMS were shared at this month’s JoomlaChicago North User Group meeting held at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine, IL on Wednesday, July 9th.  This group of Joomla! enthusiasts, newbies, users, and experts meets on the second Wednesday of each month to share and connect with all things in and around Joomla!  The topics vary by month and are listed on the JoomlaChicago website.  Sign-up is available to join the nearly 600 subscribers who receive meeting information not only for the JoomlaChicago North group but the sister group in the Loop as well in the email newsletter.  If you have any questions, I’d be happy to answer them, as I have recently undertaken the privilege of coordinating the monthly meetings for the JoomlaChicago North User Group, with lunch generously sponsored by Aluent Group.

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MAY
09
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Mother's Day Fun Fact

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FEB
04
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App for my Inner Cookie Monster

App for my Inner Cookie Monster

A little known fact about me, I used to be a Girl Scout.  It was only for a few months but it was long enough to appreciate their mission ("Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”) and develop my love of their Thin Mints, Trefolis and … well their cookies.  In past years, I’ve relied on office co-workers to come around with their order sheets for my yearly fix.  However, with the transition to Danico full-time, I’ve missed out.  Sure, I would come across a stand or two at shops in my neighborhood, but usually after they’ve sold out of my favorites.  Not this year!

 
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JAN
17
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From Cartoon to Real Life

From Cartoon to Real Life

Fun Fact Friday

Fans of the long running animated TV series, The Simpsons, can join their favorite family on a trip through Krustyland, at Universal Studios Orlando.  While there give the Krusty Burger, number 17 on Time Magazine's list of The 17 Most Influential Burgers of All Time a try.   Ric Florell, Universal's senior vice president, is quoted in the The Simpsons Arrive At Universal Studios Orlando, Huffington Post article as calling the experience, "authentic fiction".  

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JAN
03
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Nokia Toilet Paper

Nokia Toilet Paper

Fun Fact Friday

On the Nokia website, they do mention making paper but not specifically toilet paper.  They have evolved a lot, check out all the things Nokia used to do.

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DEC
27
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A Crystal Ball

A Crystal Ball

Fun Fact Friday

In a few days 2013 will come to a close.  With that is the tradition of the ball drop in New York City.  Did you know that a ball has been dropped every year since 1907 except for during World War II in 1942 and 1943 when there was a "dim-out".  You can find out more facts about the Waterford Crystal ball which drops each year at 11:59 pm in front of a crowd of millions, probably more like billions by going to: Times Square Ball

DEC
20
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400 lb Gingerbread Man

400 lb Gingerbread Man

Fun Fact Friday

The largest gingerbread man in the world is a dieter’s nightmare, weighing in at a whopping 466 pounds, six ounces. The Gingerbread House, in Rochester, Minnesota, baked the giant cookie on February 21, 2006.

(source: RealSimple.com The Twelve Lists of Christmas)
DEC
13
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Holiday Shepherds' Crook

Holiday Shepherds' Crook

Fun Fact Friday

The first candy cane dates back to 1670 in Germany. According to holiday lore, a choirmaster distributed sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherds’ crook to quiet his young singers during Christmas services. Today more than 1.76 billion candy canes are made for the holidays, enough to stretch from Santa Claus, Indiana, to North Pole, Alaska, and back again 32 times.

DEC
06
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Holiday Flower Namesake

Holiday Flower Namesake

Fun Fact Friday!

Holiday Past
Poinsettias were first introduced into this country in 1828 by the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett.

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NOV
29
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"Origins" of Black Friday

"Origins" of Black Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Today is Black Friday and many people have/are take advantage of Black Friday savings.  That got me thinking, where the heck did Black Friday come from?  As part of their Thanksgiving Day Fact Roundup, TodayIFoundOut.com has a video on Why the Day After Thanksgiving is called Black Friday.

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NOV
08
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Arabian Wine

Fun Fact Friday

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NOV
01
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Metallic Snow

Fun Fact Friday!

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OCT
25
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Yum, candy

Yum, candy

Fun Fact Friday

Did you know?.....

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OCT
11
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Gates and Mac

Gates and Mac

Fun Fact Friday!

Did you know how was Bill Gates's house was designed? Using a Macintosh computer.

(source: http://www.wtfdiary.com/2013/03/30-interesting-and-rarely-known.html)
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OCT
04
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On a Shoelace

On a Shoelace

Fun Fact Friday!

The plastic things on the end of shoelaces are called aglets.

(source: Completely Useless Facts)
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SEP
27
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Wireless from the 1940s

Wireless from the 1940s

Fun Fact Friday!

I saw this and I had to tell you about it.  I enjoy old movies and spy novels, so to think that they could be behind some of the technologies that are apart of our everyday lives is fascinating to me.  What I also like is that brains and beauty don't have to be mutually exclusive - they can come in the same package.  Please take a few minutes to read this article from Today I Found Out about how 1940s'screen star Hedy Lamarr and her "Secret Communication System" influenced wireless communications in the article, How One of the Most Beautiful Women in 1940s' Hollywood Helped Make Certain Wireless Technologies Possible.

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SEP
13
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No Speak

No Speak

Fun Fact Friday...

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.

(courtesy of: Useless Facts)
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SEP
06
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Solitaire

Microsoft first included Solitaire in their Windows operating system to teach people how to drag and drop.

(source: über-facts.com)
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AUG
30
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Original name of Yahoo!

Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.

(source: http://www.collingwoodsearch.co.uk/resources/top-tips-for-companies/10-interesting-business-facts.html)
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AUG
23
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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Fun Fact Friday!!!

Stressed spelled backwards is DESSERTS.

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AUG
09
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15 letter word

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightable".

(source: http://www.begent.org/funfact.htm)
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AUG
02
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Quick Brown Fox

Every wonder why your old smartphone used the phrase The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog when setting the font.

The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." uses every letter in the alphabet. (Developed by Western Union to Test telex/two communications)

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