~ The human brain uses 20% of the typical adult body's oxygen and caloric intake.
~ Mauve was the color of the first synthetic dye. It was accidentally produced in 1856 by British chemistry student William Perkin while he was trying to synthesize quinine as a cure for malaria.
~ If you are at 0' latitude and 0' longitude you are at the spot where the equator intersects with the prime meridian-in the Atlantic (in the Gulf of Guinea), off the coast of Africa about 380 miles south of Ghana.
~ At the outset of World War II, the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C. had a subterranean bunker with desks, beds, and a fully stocked kitchen set up for the president. The bombproof emergency shelter was kept in readiness 24/7 in the event of an air attack on the nation's capital.