Tuesday, May 24, 2011


 ~  The horseshoe crab chews its food with its legs.  I does not have jaws or teeth, so it uses small pointy spines at the base of the legs surrounding its mouth to tear and grind food wile moving it upward toward its mouth.

~  Before he invented the hotdog bun, concessionaire Anton Feuchtwanger gave his customers gloves to help them eat his sausages at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.  Gloves helped them no burn their hands or get them dirty.  When customers routinely walked off with the gloves, he had his baker brother-in-law make special dog-size split buns.

~  Because of its shape, France is the European nation known as the hexagon.  In recognition of this, there is a hexagon design on its one and two euro coins.

~  In updating ancient Latin, the Vatican gave the modern definition to the term tempus maximae frequentiae as "rush hour."  The phrase is in the Vatican's "Lexicon Recentis Latinitatis."

~  Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural parade featured Geronimo and five other Native American chiefs in full tribal regalia riding on horseback down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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