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  • #46
    Marines are called Jarheads, because, the Navy made Marines sleep in the bottom of the ships with no heads. The Marines had to use jars, from the kitchen, as portable bathrooms. Jarheads.

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    • #47
      thats cool; i didnt know. oh and by the way...marine facts are extremely welcome

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      • #48
        Sockdolager
        One who strikes a heavy or decisive blow. Similar to other Americanisms such as "hornswoggle" and "skedaddle," Sockdolager combines the word "sock" (meaning a blow) and "doxology" (a hymn of praise sung at the end of a church service). The Civil War connection? The word was spoken in the play, Our American Cousin, performed on April 14, 1865.

        I Think They Already Had This One
        From a Dutch word meaning "pirate", many people know the word "filibuster" to mean: the use of tactics to delay legislative action. Many don't realize that adventurers participating in quasi-military expeditions were also known as filibusters.

        Ouch
        Landmines killed, wounded or maimed more people in Chechnya in 2002 than in any other region of the world.

        The Shot Heard 'Round The World
        was fired where? Lexington and Concord

        SNEAKY GERMANS! (Toralf this means you too)
        The first shot of WWII was fired from the German battleship 'Schleswig Holstein' which was on an official visit to Poland. The ship was berthed in Danzig harbour and at 4:47 am on September 1, 1939, as the ship moved slowly down the Port Canal and took up position opposite the Westerplatte (an area containing Polish troop barracks and workshops), the order to 'Fire' was given.

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