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    Trivia Thread

    Simple rules:

    One item of trivia per poster.

    Keep it clean.

    When masses of butterflies gather along the shoreline of a lake, it's called "puddling".


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    A group of crows is called a murder.
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    A group of domestic cats is called a clowder or a clutter
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    there are 119 ridges (called reeds) on a quarter

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    The reason for the "ridges or reeds" on coins comes from when coins were actually made out of gold or silver. People would shave off the edges, and the ridges were to prevent this from happening.
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