Tuesday, March 16, 2010


~ Baseball legend Satchel Paige claimed the family goat ate the Bible that had his birth certificate in it, therefore, he did not know the exact year in which he was born. On his tombstone there are questions marks where his birth date should have been engraved.

~ The US Congress can thank the sport of fox hunting for the term "party whip." In hunting, a rider known as a whipper rides behind the pack of hounds and cracks a whip to keep the dogs from straying. This term is used to describe party members charged with mobilizing party members for crucial votes.

~ When it comes to measuring acidity and alkalinity, the letters pH represent "Power (or Potential of Hydrogen."

~ According to legend, the great Chinese poet Li Po died while drunkenly trying to embrace the moon's reflection in the Yangtze River. He fell from a boat into the water and drowned.

~ The Sea of Azov is the shallowest sea in the world. It is about 47 feet at its deepest and is located between Ukraine and Russia.

OK, I know these are boring, but you might not always need to know exciting trivia! Be patient. Embrace the Knowledge!

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