Tuesday, June 22, 2010


~ Cream of tartar is derived from the crystalline acid sediment known as argol that is found inside wine casks (barrels). After the sediment is scrapped off, it is purified and ground to create cream of tartar.

~ Mudi, Sloughi, Xoloitzcuintli, and Leonberger are dog breeds - all officially recognized by the American Kennel Club.

~ The Cannonball Express was the name of the train that ill-fated railroad engineer Casey Jones was operating when it crashed.
~ Armstrong's Line is a high-altitude flight term. It is the point - about 63,000 feet above earth - at which atmospheric pressure is so low that a person's blood would begin to boil if he or she were not wearing a pressurized flight suit. It is named for Harry Armstrong, the Air Force doctor who discovered it.

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