Thursday, February 24, 2011


~  On British coins, the monarchs are facing the opposite direction in which their immediate predecessor faced.

~  Black vultures, gray wolves, trumpeter swans, and sea horses have something in common.  They all mate for life.

 ~  Harry S. Truman was the first president assigned a code name by they Secret Service.  It was "General."  His successor in the White House, Dwight D. Eisenhower, the only general elected president in the 20th century, was known by the code name "Providence."

 ~  The official name of Venezuela is The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

~  Mike Tyson is both the youngest boxer to win a world heavyweight championship and the youngest to lose it.  He won the title from Trevor Berbick in November 1986 at age 20 years and 4 months, and lost it to James "Buster" Douglas in 1990 at age 23 years and 7 months.

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