Wednesday, November 28, 2012


~  The hummingbird's favorite color is red, which is why most hummingbird feeders are either red of have some red on them.

~  Merle Haggard was an inmate in the San Quentin audience at Johnny Cash's very first prison concert in 1958.  He later said Cash's performance inspired him to pursue a singing career.

~  Nebraska is the only state to have had its Post Office abbreviation changed since 1963, when two-letter postal designations were introduced.  In 1969, at the request of Canadian postal authorities, it was changed from NB to NE to avoid confusion with the province of New Brunswick.

~  You can see a full size replica of Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria in Columbus, Ohio.  It was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary in 1992 of Columbus's historic voyage.

~  In a portrait that hangs over the fireplace in the Playboy Mansion library, Hugh Hefner is dressed to resemble Henry VIII.

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