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You can't fly to Delaware

unless you charter a plane.  No commercial airline has had a route to or from the state of Delaware since 2015.

Delaware's so tiny that Philadelphia International and Baltimore-Washington International are both basically local airports.  Just land near Delaware and most any place in Delaware is less than an hour's drive away.

Re: The Little-Known Factoids Thread

Edinburgh, Scotland was the first city in the world to have its very own Fire Brigade.
Every fire service beforehand was provided by insurance companies or volunteers. Edinburgh's Brigade was formed after a massive fire ravaged the city in 1824.

In 2017, Dame Vera Lynne became the oldest living artist to have a number 1 album in the UK at the age of 100.
It was a compilation album using original vocal recordings but re-orchestrated music. Paul Simon is the oldest artist to have an album of all new material hit the top spot in the UK in 2016, when he was 74.

Clocking in with 158 verses, Greece has the longest national anthem in the world.
Japan has the shortest as theirs is only four lines long.

The bees used in Candyman (1992) were bred specifically for the movie.
The filmmakers had to ensure the bees couldn't inflict any real damage to Tony Todd so they were basically newborns. They used bees that were around 12 hours old so they looked grown but their stingers weren't fully formed yet.

When she was a child, Jodie Foster was a voice actor for Hanna-Barbera.
The actress provided voices for child characters in shows such as Charlie Chan and the Amazing Chan Clan (1972) and The Addams Family (1973) where she played Pugsley Addams.

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This morning I had a shower reverie involving the references to Vera Lynne in Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Sting irrevocably besmirched the word "Synchronicity," but that's the word for what we have here, Jimmy.

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