Thursday, November 3, 2011


~  In the comics, Casper the Friendly Ghost's galloping horse was named Nightmare.

~  Tenzin Gyatso is number 14 in the line of Dalai Lamas that began in 1391.  He was recognized as Dalai Lama in 1937 at the age of 2.  All successors to the first Dalai Lama are regarded by followers of the Tibetan Buddhist order as reincarnations of their predecessors and the manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion.

~  There are 17 decks on the Queen Mary 2 - of which 13 are dedicated to passengers.

~  In thoroughbred racing a shadow roll is a large sheepskin band that is fastened over a horse's nose to prevent it from seeing its own shadow and possibly shying or jumping away from it.

~  According to a U.S. government study, snowboarding is the most dangerous outdoor sport.  In a survey of hospital emergency room admissions conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that was published in 2008, snowboarding accounted for 25.5 percent of all outdoor sports injuries reported.

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