Thursday, September 27, 2012


~  The average worker honey bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.

~  The first film character to be a finalist for Time magazine's Man of the Year was E.T. in 1982.  He lost out to "the computer," which was named Machine of the Year.

~  President Thomas Jefferson introduced french fries to the U.S., calling them "potatoes fried in the French manner."  He was criticized by John Adams for "putting on airs by serving such novelties" at an 1802 White House dinner.

~  In the 1976 hit song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," singer Paul Simon lists only 7 ways.

~  The last cigarette advertised on American television was Virginia Slims, on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, on January 1, 1971, at 11:59 p.m. - one minute before a federal ban on cigarette advertising on radio and TV took effect.

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