Tuesday, May 4, 2010


~ Kelso, the great Thoroughbred was honored a record 5 times as Horse of the Year. He held the title from 1960 to 1964.

~ The California town of Rough and Ready was named for Zachary Taylor. That was his nickname as an army officer.

~ The only two mammals native to the Hawaiian islands are the Hawaiian monk seal and the Hawaiian hoary bat.

~ "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) by Harper Lee was voted the best novel of the 20th century by librarians across the U.S.

~ The phrase "nudge, nudge, wink, wink" originated in a 1969 skit that comedian Eric Idle wrote for the British TV show Monty Python's Flying Circus.

And this last one is test material for Andy Thomas who says he does not like "Useless Info Tuesdays." Please ask him to answer this question the next time you see him! Andy, feel the knowledge!

~ In the days of yore, was was the job of a clodhopper? He was a plowman or farm laborer

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