Tuesday, April 6, 2010


~ April Fool's Day is believed to have originated in France. It is called April Fish, or Poisson d'Avril, which is the phrase French youngsters shout after taping paper fish or pictures of a fish onto the backs of friends. This prank is linked to the old Julian calendar when April was the start of the New Year and coincided with the zodiacal sign Pisces, the fish constellation.

~ According to the Old Testament, the ten plagues visited upon the Egyptians when their Pharaoh refused to free the Israeli slaves were: the waters of Egypt turning to blood, frogs, lice, flies, cattle disease, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the slaying of the firstborn.

~Baseball legend Joe DiMaggio struck out only 369 times in 6,821 at bats during his 13 season major league career. He hit 361 home runs.

~ The adult human appendix is usually between 3 and 4 inches long.

~ The Easter Bunny was introduced to the US in the 1700's in Pennsylvania by German settlers who brought the folklore from their homeland.

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