Wednesday, August 29, 2012


~  Benjamin Franklin proposed eliminating six letters from the alphabet - C, J, Q, W, X, and Y.  He considered them redundant.

~  The legal capacity for the bar featured in the TV sitcom Cheers was 75.

~  When it comes to fine dining, the musical term intermezzo is used to describe a palate-cleansing course served between two larger courses.  (usually a sorbet of some kind)

~  The original name for the heroine of "Gone With The Wind" before author Margaret Mitchell changed it to Scarlett was Pansy.   She changed it at her editor's behest.  (Thank God)

~  The droppings of the wombat (miss Sally) are unusual in that they are square in shape.  This makes it unlikely that they will roll off the rocks, logs, or dirt piles where the wombat deposits them to mark its territory.

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