~ The state of Alaska is hit by more than half of the earthquakes recorded in the United States. It straddles the border of two tectonic plates. It is hit with a magnitude 7 to 8 earthquake almost annually, and with a "great" earthquake - magnitude 8 or higher - an average of once every 13 years.
~ The very first item sold on Ebay was a broken laser pointer, for $14.83, in September 1995. At the time, Ebay was called AuctionWeb.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne created the Gray Champion, the first superhero in American fiction. He was an aged ghostlike figure who stood up alone against British troops advancing toward colonists gathered on a Boston street. He appears in the short story "The Gray Champion," published in "The New-England Magazine" in 1835.
~ During the first holiday meal of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) apple slices are traditionally dipped in honey. After taking bites of the honey-dipped apple, holiday observers recite a special prayer in which they ask God for a good and sweet new year.
~ Super Bowl Sunday ranks second only to Thanksgiving when it come to highest food consumption in the U.S.