Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Big shout out to Rayray for once again providing her mom with a trivia calendar for Christmas so that her mom can provide you with 52 weeks worth (I hope) of useless info!

Today is my 750th post!

~  The first registered immigrant at Ellis Island when it opened on New Year's Day in 1892 was Annie Moore.  She was from Ireland, and it was her 15th birthday.  Statues of the teen commemorate her place in history both at her port of departure and on Ellis Island.

~  The largest snowflake ever measured was 15 inches wide by 8 inches thick, according to Guinness World Records.  It was measured by ranch owner Matt Coleman at Fort Keogh, Montana in 1887.

~  Paul Newman recruited Martha Stewart to conduct a blind taste test of his salad dressing before he marketed it in 1982.  She was, at the time, a neighbor in Westport, Connecticut.

~  In the world of designer dogs, a shorkie is a cross between a Shih Tzu and a Yorkshire Terrier.

 ~  The three letters "YKK" appear on the pull tabs of most zippers.  The initials come from the Japanese-based company Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha that manufactures zippers sold worldwide.  Its largest zipper factory, the largest in the world, is in Macon, Georgia.  (Yes, I checked my zipper.  It says "Levis".)

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