Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I should have probably included something about tornadoes, but I didn't want to press my luck.  Stay safe!

~  Aardvarks eat ants and termites.  The name aardvark means "earth Pig" in the Afrikaans language.

~  When it comes to per capita alcohol consumption, Luxembourg's residents out drink all other countries.  The World Health Organization found that residents of the tiny European country each consume roughly 284 bottles of beer and 88 bottles of wine annually.

~  The 1997 hit movie "Good Will Hunting" was filmed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

~  The Porsche Cayman is named for a relative of the crocodile.  It is named for the caiman because it is "small, agile, fast, and a little bit aggressive," according to a Porsche executive.

~  In 1901, Queen Victoria was buried with a plaster cast of a hand.  The cast was made from the hand of her beloved husband, Albert, who died 40 years earlier.

~  A copy of the Magna Carta made in 1297 was sold at auction in 2007 for an incredible amount of $21,321,000.  It was purchased by billionaire David Rubenstein, who has made it available for display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

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