Wednesday, November 14, 2012


~  Asbestos is also known as salamander's wool.  The misnomer is based on the ancient superstition that salamanders were not flammable, and the belief that fire-resistant garments had been woven from salamander skin when, in fact, they had been made with asbestos.

~  The only theme song from a James Bond movie to hit No. 1 on American pop singles chart is "A View to a Kill," in 1985, by Duran Duran.

~  An acersecomic person is one who has never cut their hair.

~  President Lyndon B. Johnson used Marine helicopters to here the flock of peacocks he kept on his ranch in Johnson City, Texas.

~  During Yom Kipper (the Day of Atonement), observant Jews will attend 5 religious services...the first just prior to sunset on the eve of the holiday, two more the following morning, another that afternoon, and the last as sunset again approaches.

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