Tuesday, April 23, 2013


~  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has more bridges than any other city in the world, with 446.

~  The average number of kernels in a bushel of corn is 90,000.

~  During the reign of Antiochus IV in 2nd century B.C., Jews carried spinning tops when they met to study the Torah because they didn't want to be caught violating the law barring them from practicing their religion.  When soldiers approached, they would hide their books and pretend to be gambling with the top.

~  Martin Van Buren was the first president born in the U.S. and was the only one who didn't speak English as his primary language.  He was of Dutch ancestry.

~  The Dutch East India Company was the first public company in the world to issue stock.  The year was 1602.  The money raised was used to outfit a fleet of shops to engage in world trade.

No comments: