~ A large, flawless emerald is worth more than a similarly large, flawless diamond.
~ The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
~ You are more likely to lose your hearing than any of the other senses if you are hit by lightning.
~ Hindu men once believed it to be unlucky to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marrying a tree on their third marraige. The tree (the third wife) was then burned, freeing the man to marry again.
~ Aristotle thought blood cooled the brain.