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Fact or Friction?

Color your days with brainy trivia using this yearly calendar, designed with heat-sensitive boxes that keep historic facts at your fingertips.

Simply rub each black box... The heat friction created from rubbing reveals an interesting factoid that happened on that date in history. Laminated for use with dry erase marker(not included). Made in the UK.

Includes 365 facts, for example:
August 12, 1851 Isaac Singer, an American inventor, patents the sewing machine.
December 10, 1901 The First Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm Sweden.
May 22, 1906 The Wright Brothers are granted a Patent for their "Flying Machine."
August 6, 1926 Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.

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Item ID
20680
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
39" W x 15.3" H, 365 Facts
Notes
Dry erase marker not included.

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ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (1)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (8)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Great quality material (4)
  • Nice workmanship (4)
  • Vivid detail (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (6)
  • Decoration (5)
  • Fill wall space (3)
    • Display Location:
    • Office (4), Bedroom (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6)

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2.0

definitely did NOT need it

By 

from ny

About Me Artist Of Several Trades

Pros

  • Cool Idea

Cons

  • Boring Facts
  • Hard To Read
  • Poor Quality
  • Too Big

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Inspiration

Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

I thought this would be awesome to have because i love facts especially if they're short and sweet. these are quite boring / useless. Not only that its extremely difficult the scratch off the black gel paint (which fades back anyway) so get a penny. and my last but most annoying is the size if it its such a strange size it should be in a classroom without a doubt, an office or somewhere of that sort. the horizontal size is very awkward plus you have to put it somewhere you've got a good grip to be able to scratch off the paint. i ended up putting it vertically under a coat rack. it looks ridiculous with the colors and my home. Although i still like the idea.... bummer

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

An truly unique calendar

By 

from Dayton, OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Detail
  • Quality Construction
  • Visually Pleasing
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Gift
    • Home

    Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

    I bought this for a friend who is a history teacher. I'm hoping she finds all the facts and unique design to be exciting. I think the awesomeness of this calendar is only improved by the fact that you can use it over and over again.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding teacher's gift

    By 

    from Boston, ma

    About Me Gift giver

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright and clear
    • Unique
    • Visually Pleasing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

      Used this gift as a teacher's gift; it was out of the ordinary and reflected her attributes . It provided a unique fact an taught us a lesson for each up coming day of the year!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By 

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not as Expected

        Best Uses

          Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

          This is such a neat idea and I was excited to get is as a gift for my father who is elderly and loves history/facts types of passtimes. I found the "rub off" feature to be much harder to manipulate than shown. Also the font size that had to be used to fit on each day cube is really so small it's hard for even younger eyes to see. This just did not fit the purpose for my needs.

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          5.0

          FAB Fight over gift all wished it 4 own

          By 

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • So good had to get1 more

              Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

              A bit of info every day!!

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              5.0

              best teen gift

              By 

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Interesting
              • Perfect Size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Inspiration
                • Thought provoking

                Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

                This is a great gift for a child because it is creative and different from the normal everyday gift. It feels good for the receiver as well as the giver.

                • Display Location:
                • Child's bedroom

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                5.0

                Yay

                By 

                from LA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Quality Material
                • Nice Workmanship
                • Vibrant Colors
                • Visually Appealing
                • Vivid Detail

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accent Piece
                  • Decoration
                  • Fill Wall Space

                  Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

                  It's a lot of fun, very useful and it looks great hanging on the wall. I didn't have any issues with needing to add a backing, I just rolled it the other way until it flattened.

                  • Display Location:
                  • Office

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                  5.0

                  it's awesome!

                  By 

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Quality Material
                  • Nice Workmanship
                  • Vibrant Colors
                  • Visually Appealing
                  • Vivid Detail

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Fill Wall Space
                  • Gift

                  Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

                  I gave this as a gift to my boyfriend. He said it'll be good for his classroom or office. The calendar is mad out of good material and is a good size.

                  • Display Location:
                  • Bedroom, Office

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Unique & creative gift

                  By 

                  from Kentucky

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Vibrant Colors
                  • Visually Appealing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

                      I purchased this calendar as a holiday gift for my brother. The colors are gorgeous, and the idea of a perpetual calendar/poster is intriguing. The daily facts are a bonus for trivia lovers, and my brother loved it! The paper it's made of is good quality, and seems like it will be durable. The text is understandably small to fit in, and could be problematic for those with eye trouble. Otherwise, a really neat gift!

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                      5.0

                      Cool and Unique

                      By 

                      from Boston

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Quality Material
                      • Nice Workmanship
                      • Perfect Size
                      • Vibrant Colors
                      • Visually Appealing

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Decoration
                        • Fill Wall Space
                        • Gift

                        Comments about ON THIS DAY PERPETUAL CALENDAR:

                        This calendar is very unique.

                        Makes a great gift.

                        • Display Location:
                        • Bedroom, Hallway, Kitchen, Office

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