Tuesday, November 2, 2010


~  The longest possible time an individual can serve as president of the United States is 10 years.  Under Amendment 22 of the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1951, "No person shall be elected to the office of President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once."

~  The term blue blood originated in Spain.  Blue blood was claimed by pure-blooded aristocratic families to differentiate themselves from those who had intermarried.  They were not referring to the color of the blood they bled, but rather to the blueness of their veins, which could be seen clearly through their fair skin.

~  Honey has played a part in the game of golf.  Before the solid core of golf balls was introduced in the late 1960's, most golf balls had a rubber center that was filled with a liquid, which was frequently honey.

~  The U.S. used to distribute cigarettes free to GIs beginning in 1917.  General John J. Pershing claimed that cigarettes were needed "as much as bullets" to win World War I.  They were eliminated from C rations and K rations in 1975.

~  Yoko Ono released an album in 2007 titled "Yes, I'm a Witch."

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