Tuesday, September 3, 2013


~  21 U.S. states end in the letter "a."  In alphabetical order:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia.

~  The oldest known written version of the Cinderella story is in Chinese, circa A.D. 850.  In this version, the heroine, Yeh-hsien, wins the prince with the help of a magical golden-eyed fish instead of a fairy godmother.

~  The Internet shorthand for high five is "^5."

~  About 60 percent of the human brain is comprised of fat.

~  The Boston Red Sox were the last major league baseball team to break the color barrier by signing an African American player.  In 1959, Elijah "Pumpsie" Green joined the team.