Tuesday, September 22, 2009


~ Spain literally means "the land of rabbits."

~ The Academy Award statue is named after a librarian's uncle. One day Margaret Herrick, a librarian for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, made the remark that the statue looked like her uncle Oscar, and the name stuck.

~ Soccer legend Pele's real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

~ The bark of a redwood tree is fireproof. Fires that occur in a redwood forest take place inside the trees.

~ The hole in flyswatters are used to lower air resistance.


Diabolical Genius said...

In what language does Spain literally mean "the land of rabbits"?

Laura Leigh said...

Heck I don't know. It came from a calendar! I will try to find out.