Fun fact 2/24/16

Keep cut fruit from turning brown — just add lemon juice, lime juice, cranberry juice, concord grape juice, or grapefruit juice. These fruits all have low pH levels (3.0 or below), which renders the enzyme that causes browning (polyphenol oxidase) inactive.  

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Fun fact 2/23/16

Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, French composer in the 19th century, is known mostly for The Carnival of the Animals. The Carnival of the Animals, a piece written for Fat Tuesday festivities, was published posthumously. Saint-Saëns thought that the piece would tarnish his reputation as a serious composer because it was too crazy.

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Fun fact 2/22/16

The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, wrote several books in his life. His first book, Excalibur, formed the basis for Scientology. Excalibur was inspired by a psychotic episode had by L. Ron Hubbard. This psychotic episode was a product of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, administered for a tooth extraction.

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