Thursday, December 29, 2011


~  After 1912 the Olympic gold medal was no longer made entirely of gold.  Under current regulations, each medal must me 92.5% silver and coated with at least 6 grams of 24-karat gold.

~  The Mona Lisa is not painted on canvas.  Leonardo da Vinci painted her on a solid panel of fine-grained white poplar.

~  Nepal is the only country whose flag is not rectangular or square.  It consists of two overlapping right triangles, or pennants, one above the other.

~  There are 118 reeds - or ridges - on the edge of a dime, 150 on the edge of a half-dollar, and 119 on the edge of a quarter.

~  A skunk can accurately aim its foul-smelling spray 15 feet.

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