Wednesday, November 10, 2010


~  FORTY is the only number that when spelled out has its letters in alphabetical order
 ~  The basilisk lizard is commonly referred to as the Jesus Christ lizard because of its unique ability to run on water when fleeing predators.  Their web like hind feed make this possible.

~  TIME magazine picked Albert Einstein as the 20th Century's Person of the Century.  In its January 2, 2000 edition, the news weekly described Einstein as "the genius among geniuses who discovered, merely by thinking about it, that the universe was not as it seemed."  (HUH?)

~  Grammium is the special alloy used in making the music industry's Grammy award.  It is a custom zinc and aluminum alloy developed specifically for the Grammies.  After the miniature gramophones are cast in grammium, they are plated in 24-karat gold.

~  Emergency shutdown buttons on control panels in nuclear power plants around the world are routinely labeled "SCRAM" buttons.

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