Tuesday, April 12, 2011


~  A baby porcupine is called a porcupette.

~  In 2006, Bono, who formed a private equity group with five partners, purchased a 40% share in Forbes Media.  The equity group, Elevation, is named after a U2 song.

~  The only state highway that bans motor vehicles is on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Travel on the scenic eight-mile long M-185 is restricted to foot, bike, horse and horse-drawn carriage.

~  In the Harry Potter books, galleons, sickles, and knuts are coins.  Galleons are gold; sickles, silver; and knuts, bronze.

~  New Orleans Mardi Gras borrowed its official colors - purple, green, and gold - from Russia's royal house of Romanov.  The colors were officially adopted after New Orleans organized it first Mardi Gras in 1872 to honor the visiting grand duke Alexis Romanov.

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