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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 […]

March 12th, 2012 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 2-27-12

~ Seventy-three percent of Manila residents smoke. ~ At 90 weapons per 100 civilians, the US has the world’s highest rate of gun ownership, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007. ~ Pearls melt in vinegar. ~ The Hubble Space Telescope originally cost $2.1 billion to originally build. ~ The world’s longest game of Monopoly […]

March 4th, 2012 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 2-13-12

Book facts: ~ The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving. ~ The bestselling author of all time is Agatha Christie. Since 1920 her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 45 foreign languages. She is outsold […]

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts Of The Week — Facts about the Big Island

~ The Big Island has a population of 175,784. ~ The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, at just over one million years old. ~ Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984, is the most massive mountain on earth. From its base under the ocean to the summit, it is […]

January 18th, 2012 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts Of The Week — Hawaii

~The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii. ~ Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the […]

January 10th, 2012 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 12-12-11

Facts about Louisiana: ~ An early French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, named Louisiana for Louis XIV, King of France. ~ Louisiana’s first territorial governor, William C.C. Claiborne, had great admiration for the brown pelican. than let its young starve, would tear at its own flesh to feed them. The Governor’s great respect for the pelican […]

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 11-28-11

Pasadena facts: ~ At least 10 percent of Pasadena’s 22.5 square mile area is historically designated. ~ Old Pasadena spans 22 blocks of historic streets and alleyways. ~ The Rose Bowl Flea Market, “the granddaddy of all flea markets,” attracts more than 2,200 vendors with over a million items for sale. ~ Temperatures average 76 […]

November 29th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 11-21-11

Facts about Thanksgiving: ~ Thanksgiving was declared an official national holiday by Congress in 1941. ~ Sarah Josepha Hale, an editor and author who wrote the classic nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” played a major role in the campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday. ~ Approximately 42.2 million Americans travel more than […]

November 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 11-14-11

Facts about rain: ~ Rain drops can fall at a speed of about 22 miles an hour. ~ At cloud level, rain starts off as ice or snow. ~ With an annual rainfall of 56 inches, Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S. ~ Rain drops do not fall in a tear drop shape; […]

November 15th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

Facts of the Week 10-25-11

Facts about tea: ~ The initials YKK on a zipper stand for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushibibaisha, the world’s largest zipper manufacturer. ~ It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips. ~ Mosquito repellents don’t repel mosquitos; instead, they hide you by blocking the mosquito’s sensors so they don’t know you’re there. ~ […]

October 25th, 2011 | Posted in Facts of the week | Read More »

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