Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Some Things Fun To Know

1.A-1 Steak Sauce contains both orange peel and raisins.
2.Many northern parishes (counties) of Louisiana did not agree with the Confederate movement. To show their disapproval, they changed their names. That's why there is a Union Parish, Jefferson Parish, etc.
3.The Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia, has twice as many bathrooms as is necessary. When it was built in the 1940s, the state of Virginia still had segregation laws requiring separate toilet facilities for blacks and whites.
4.Residents of the island of Lesbos are Lesbosians, rather than Lesbians. (Of course, lesbians are called lesbians because Sappho was from Lesbos.)
5.The Chinese ideogram for 'trouble' symbolizes 'two women living under one roof'.
6.German has a wood for the peace offerings brought to your mate when you've committed some conceived slight. This is "drachenfutter" or dragon's food.
7.In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same.
8.No word in the English language rhymes with month.
9.Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them use to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
10.The poisonous copperhead smells likefresh cut cucumbers

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