Tuesday, April 19, 2011


~  Before succeeding as an actor, Brad Pitt supported himself by dressing as a giant chicken to promote El Pollo Loco fast-food restaurants.

~  Gateway computers are packaged in white boxes covered with irregular black spots.  The design is intended to resemble the markings on Holstein cows - a tribute to the company's roots.  It was founded on a cattle farm in Sioux City, Iowa.

~  The largest insect that ever lived was a prehistoric dragonfly known by the Latin name Meganeuropsis Permiana.  It could have a wingspan of two and a half feet.  It weighed over a pound and lived about 300 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period.

~  In U.S. history there has only been one time when two sitting senators ran against one another as major party candidates for president.  It was the 2008 election between Obama and McCain.

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