Tuesday, October 11, 2011


~  F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the short story upon which the 2008 film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was based.  His story, which bears the same name as the movie, first say print in "Colliers" magazine in 1922.

~  The term "scapegoat" originated from the Old Testament (Leviticus 16:10), which recounts how Aaron, following God's direction, was to confess the sins of the people over the head of a live goat and then send it out into the wilderness in symbolic atonement for those sins.  In the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement.

~  Four state capitals have the word "city" in their name - Carson City, Nevada; Jefferson City, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

~  Admiral Richard E. Byrd took two and a half tons of Necco wafers on his second expedition to the South Pole.  During the two year expedition, his men consumed an average of a pound of the tiny pastel candies each week.

~  When Muhammad Ali stated "I said I was the greatest, not the smartest" he was referring to the fact that he failed the U.S. Army aptitude test in 1964 with a score of 78.

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