Crazy Times on Pennylane
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
USELESS INFO TUESDAY
~ Ludwig van Beethoven's music serves as the official anthem of the European Union. The anthem is a version of "Ode to Joy," the final movement of his Ninth Symphony.
~ Honda and Subaru are the only two other vehicles mentioned in Bruce Springsteen's song "Pink Cadillac."
~ Portraits of George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette hang on either side of the speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington to the right - de Lafayette to the left.
~ In Norman Rockwell's famous painting of Rosie the Riveter, she is crushing a tattered copy of Adolph Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
~ The proposed Washington Circumferential Highway was renamed the Capital Beltway after construction got underway in the early 1950's. The 64-mile long freeway encircles Washington, D.C.
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