Facts of the Week 3-12-12

Facts of the Week
~ ‘Jay’ used to be slang for ‘foolish person.’ So when a pedestrian ignored street signs, he was referred to as a ‘jaywalker.’
~ Henry Ford was a proponent of hiring the handicapped. In 1919, more than 20 percent of his workforce had some form of disability.
~ Garden earthworms are not indigenous to the U.S. They came over in the mud on the boots and on the roots of the crops the colonists brought over.
~ Oregon is the only state to have a different design on each side of their flag.
~ An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
~ The third right arm of a male octopus is his reproductive organ.

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