Tuesday, November 6, 2012


~  Experts believe that Marco Polo mistook a rhino for a unicorn during his Asian travels.

~  There are four European Capitals located on the Danube River - Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; and Belgrade, Serbia.

~  The wingspan (armspan?) of 6-foot-4 swimming sensation Michael Phelps is 6 feet 7 inches.

~  William Shakespeare was the first commoner pictured on a British stamp.  It was in 1964 to commemorate the national Shakespeare Festival as it marked the 400th anniversary of his birth.

~  The mongoose is a natural enemy of the cobra (DUHHH who didn't see Riki Tiki Tavi?).  It is so quick and agile it can bite a cobra on the back of its neck with its powerful jaws before the snake can defend itself.

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