Tuesday, February 23, 2010


~ New Jersey's quarter issued in 1999 has George Washington on both sides. Washington's profile is shown on one side, the same as all the others. On the reverse side, the first president is shown crossing the Delaware River with members of the Colonial army.

~ The sea otter, the smallest of the marine mammals, is the mammal with the densest fur - having up to a million hairs per square inch on its back.

~ Ty Cobb, baseball Hall of Fame Slugger, won the home run league title in 1909 with only nine (all in the park) home runs.

~ The origin of the name Lent, the 40-day Christian observance, is derived from the Old English word lencten, for "spring."

~ In diner slang of yore, if you ordered blowout patches you got pancakes, Zeppelins in a for were sausages and mashed potatoes, and a First Lady was an order of spareribs.

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