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Tuesday Turnip

The Tuesday Turnip is back! We gave it a BIG break to give the Internet time to catch up with us, which it has, which means all new interesting searches on Tuesdays! In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages "turn-up."

As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today I typed "the shortest ever" into Google, unearthing the following:

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George Washington's second inaugural address was the shortest ever given. His speech was only 135 words long. His speech was given in Philadelphia in Congress Hall at 6th and Chestnut Streets on March 4, 1793

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Picture 4The shortest-ever winning performance for Best Supporting Actress belongs to Dame Judi Dench, who won an Oscar in 1998 for less than 8 minutes of screen time playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.

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Picture 5The shortest song ever recorded by the Beatles was "Her Majesty" which was the last track on "Abbey Road". It goes for 24 seconds.

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Picture 6Researchers have found a way to generate the shortest-ever flash of light - 80 attoseconds (billionths of a billionth of a second) long.

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Picture 7How tall was the shortest ever player in an American basketball NBA side? Muggsy Bogues was only 5'3 when he played. Chosen by the Washington Bullets with the 12th overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft, the 5-3 Bogues is the smallest player in NBA history...One of the NBA's all-time leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio....One of the most popular and inspirational players of his era.

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Picture 8The shortest ever [MLB player] is the 3'7" Eddie Gaedel, who had one at-bat as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns under legendary showman Bill Veeck in 1951. Wearing the number 1/8, he walked on four straight pitches.

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Picture 9Rapper TINCHY STRYDER will become the shortest ever adult male to sit at the summit of the top 40 this weekend.

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Picture 10Steffi Graf won 6-0, 6-0 in 32 minutes against Natasha Zvereva in the 1988 French Open final. This is the shortest ever Grand Slam final.

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Tuesday Turnip

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Today, I typed in "the most points ever scored" unearthing the following:

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What is the most points ever scored in a single NFL game? The most points in an NFL game is 72 by the Washington Redskins against the New York Giants on November 27, 1966.

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What is the most points ever scored in a MLB baseball game? The highest scoring baseball game was played between Chicago and Philadelphia on August 25, 1922. The final score was Chicago 26 and Philadelphia 23.

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What is the most points ever scored by one person in an NFL football game? Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals holds the single-game scoring record with 40 points scored in a Nov. 28, 1929, game against the Chicago Bears. Nevers scored six touchdowns and added four extra points in the game.

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What is the most points ever scored in an nba game? In Dec 13 1983, The Detroit - Denver match scored 186-184. It's by far the most points ever scored!

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what is the most points ever scored in a nba game? (single player) Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game, with 100!

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What NHL team has scored the most points in a game? The most goals scored by one team in an NHL game was 16. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Quebec Bulldogs 16-3 on March 3, 1920.

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Jim Bottomley set the Major League record for RBIs in a single game, with 12, on September 16, 1924 (since tied by Mark Whiten).

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Tuesday Turnip

In case you're not familiar with the Turnip, it's a whimsical Google search, wherein I type a random phrase and we see what kind of interesting pages 'turn-up.' As always with this feature, the _floss is not responsible for accuracy. If you know one of the below statements/links to be untrue, by all means, let the world know in the comments below.

Keeping with the theme of my post yesterday about the most expensive wines ever sold, today I typed in "the most expensive in the world" unearthing the following:

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They are luxurious, they are trustworthy, they are fast and they are also the most expensive in the world...

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Visitors to New York may gasp that locals frequently pay $20 for a single cocktail. But the Big Apple turns out to be cheaper than 26 other world cities. If you really want to feel sticker shock, try relocating to Luanda, Angola. The oil-rich capital city is the most expensive in the world for expatriates, a study released Tuesday shows.

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Avatar ticket prices will go up next week in China because the demand is so great, which means the ticket prices for the movie in IMAX-3D will be the highest in the world!

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A rare book by America's most famous bird artist, John James Audubon, billed as the most expensive in the world, is going under the hammer...

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We know that getting a good night’s rest is extremely important, so why worry with sleepless nights when you can always sink your head down onto a soft pillow and mattress? You can do so with what is deemed to be the most expensive bed in the world, thanks to Parnian Furniture from Arizona.

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Sold in the British capital London apartment believed to be the most expensive in the world worth 140 million pounds sterling

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The US College system is the most expensive in the world and not always the best concerning quality.

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