~ It takes approximately 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
~ Nikita Khrushchev was barred from visiting Disneyland during the cold war in 1959 for security reasons. The Soviet premier raged, "What is it, do you have rocket-launching pads there?"
~ The eight Rocky Mountain states are Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
~ Clark Kent, aka Superman, worked as a reported at the "Daily Planet." Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, worked at the "Daily Bugle" as a freelance photographer.
~ According to legend, the thistle became the national emblem of Scotland when Norse raiders slipped ashore at night in 1263. They went barefoot to avoid alerting the sleeping Scots. The strategy failed after one of the invaders stepped on a prickly thistle and screamed in pain, rousing the clansmen - who then defeated the Norsemen in the Battle of Largs.