... Ivory bar soap, Prozac for dogs, Indian Week
This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the tenth
month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Ronulus in 753 BC, when
March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month
when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa
Pompilius. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus. He chose to take this
month rather than his birth month -which was traditional- as a mark of honour
to the defeated Queen Cleopatra the last ruler of Egypt, this being her birth
Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side.
The White House was painted white to cover scars after a fire.
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing
August 5 is International Beer Day, a holiday celebrating beer.
Ohio is the only state without a rectangular flag. The Ohio flag is a pennant.
Ivory bar soap floating was a mistake. They had been over mixing the soap
formula causing excess gas bubbles that made it float. Customers wrote and told
how much they loved that it floated and it has ever since.
It is illegal to pawn your dentures in Las Vegas.
August is What Will Be Your Legacy Month.
A Holsteins spots are like a fingerprint or snowflake. No two cows have the
same pattern of spots.
Pillows made of stone were used by the Egyptians.
Stalin was studying to be a priest when he was turned onto Marxism.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week of August every yesar.
The University of Pennsylvania animal behavior clinic prescribed Prozac for
There are 6000 windows on the 102 story Empire State Building.
August is Happiness Happens Month.
The first week of August is "Indian Week" for the Penobscot Tribe in Old Town
Maine. In this week, members of the Penobscot Tribe come from all over Maine,
venture to the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Old Town and take part in
games, Native American arts and crafts, pow-wows, cook-outs etc.
August's birthstone is the peridot or onyx. Its birth flower is the gladiolus
or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and fazmily.
August 5, 2011
Sources: wikipedia, reallyusefultrivia.com, corsinet.com