Wednesday, May 16, 2012


~  There is no monetary reward for winning yacht in an America's Cup race.  Despite the mega-millions spent to compete, the only prize is the trophy, the oldest trophy in international sports competition.

~  The King Cobra is the only snake known to build a nest for its eggs.  (We should have remembered this from Riki Tiki Tavi).

~  Oregon is the only state flag with different designs on its front and back.

~  Van Gogh's 1889 painting, Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear  is misleading.  The painting shows his right ear bandaged, but it was his left earlobe that he cut.  Experts believe the self-portrait is a mirror image.

~  The two terms combined to create the name TiVo for the digital recorder were TV and i/o.  I/o is the engineering acronym that stands for input/output.

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