~ In Indian culture, bindi is the ornamental red dot that adorns the forehead of Hindu women.
~ The Easter Lily originated in the Ryukyu Islands of southwestern Japan.
~ The Napa Valley was the first U.S. wine region to be granted "geographic indication status" by the European Union (2007). The geographic recognition bars vintners from other regions from using the names Napa and Napa Valley on their products.
~ Tennis great Rafael Nadal generates and average of 3,200 revolutions per minute when he strikes a ball with his devastating forehand. (and he's hot too!) Roger Federer averages 2,500 rpm with his forehand.