Tuesday, March 2, 2010


~ When it comes to ships, the lowest deck on a ship with four or more decks is called an orlop.

~ Thunder snow is a rare winter thunderstorm that is accompanied by lightning and a heavy snowfall instead of rain.

~ Danish fairy-tale writer, Hans Christian Anderson often left a note at his bedside stating, " I only seem dead," for fear he would be buried alive after being prematurely pronounced dead.

~ In medieval England the occupation of someone called a Kellog was a pork butcher. The name is derived from kellen (to kill in Old English) plus hog.
~ Under Jewish law a feather from a kosher bird, usually a goose or turkey must be used in handwriting a Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. An iron or metal writing implement cannot be used because metal, which is used in making weapons, is considered a symbol of death.

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