Tuesday, January 19, 2010


~ Coretta Scott King paid the hospital bill for Julia Roberts birth as thanks for the drama lessons Julia's mom, Betty Lou Roberts, had given the King children.

~ The largest flying bird is the kori bustard, a native of East and South Africa that can fly in short bursts. The male typically weighs about 40 pounds.

~ The Elks (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks), started in 1867, was originally known as the Jolly Corks based on a bar trick involving corks.

~ The nuclear power symbol (depicting electrons orbiting an atom) is featured on the back of Iran's largest banknote, the 50,000 rial issued in March 2007.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.'s tombstone has these famous words as the epitaph, "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty I'm Free at last."

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