Bikini designer Louis Reard said that a two-piece bathing suit can only be considered a bikini if it can be pulled through a wedding ring! (Okay, how many of you are considering trying it…?)
If I am asked to think of someone who is quintessentially British, I’m likely to come up with Winston Churchill. Prime Minister during World War II. Important guy to Britain. Did you know Winston Churchill’s mother was born in Brooklyn? … Continue Reading
But you know that, right?
Everybody knows what an octopus looks like, right? Big bulbous head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. And other fascinating octopus facts… There are around 300 species of octopi. (Also correct plurals are octopuses and octopodes.) An octopus has blue blood! … Continue Reading
At MIT, students who take courses in Pistol Marksmanship, Archery, Sailing and Fencing can be certified as ‘Pirates’. Photo credit: paurian via Foter.com / CC BY
Have you ever noticed that artificial banana flavoring and artificial banana flavored products don’t really taste like bananas? That’s because the artificial flavor is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950’s. (That’s not … Continue Reading
The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants. The blue whale is the largest creature to ever inhabit the Earth, larger even than dinosaurs. And that human figure looks pretty darn small in comparison!
Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new Aussie beach every day for more than 27 years! (Now doesn’t THAT sound like the life!) Photo credit: texaus1 via Foter.com / CC BY
Otto Rohwedder, a jeweler from Davenport, IA, “invented” sliced bread by developing the first bread slicer in 1927. (So what do YOU think has been the greatest invention since then?)
If you could stretch out all of the blood vessels in your body, they would be about 60,000 miles long. Amazingly, that’s enough to go around the world twice!