Tuesday, November 22, 2011


~  An African elephant's ear can weigh up the 110 pounds.  Each of their ears measures as much as 6 feet high and 4 feet wide.

~  James Dean was the only performer to be nominated twice posthumously for a Best Actor Oscar.  he was nominated for East of Eden (1955) and Giant (1956), but didn't win either.  He died September 1955.

~  In Greek mythology, the river Styx circles Hades nine times.

~  During WW II Operation Sauerkraut was the code name of a successful Office of Strategic Services project in which disaffected Germans (aka sour krauts) were recruited in prisoner-of-war camps to slip behind enemy lines to spread rumors and distribute Allied propaganda.

~  The town of Snowflake, Arizona got its name, not from precipitation, but for its two founders, Mormon pioneers Erastus Snow and William Flake in 1878.

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