Tuesday, July 13, 2010


...back at it's regularly scheduled time...

~ Americans call the symbol used in e-mails (@) the "at sign." The symbol is known in France as the little snail, in Greece the little duck, and in Germany the monkey's tail.

~ The phrase "Mr. Nice Guy" appeared in the Oxford Dictionary in 1957. Perry Como, the popular singer, was cited as the first example. That was his nickname.

~ Americans were held captive at the U.S. embassy in Tehran for 444 during the Iran hostage crisis - from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981.

~ The most commonly fractured bone in the human body is the clavicle or collar bone. It connects the breastbone to the shoulder blade.

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