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Historical names for February include the Anglo-Saxon terms Solmonath (mud month) and Kalemonath (named for cabbage) as well as Charlemagne’s designation Hornung, In Finnish, the month is called helmikuu, meaning “month of the pearl”; when snow melts on tree branches, it forms droplets and as these freeze again, they are like pearls of ice.
The average length of a coat hanger when straightened is 44 inches.
The most popular Matchbox car model was the double decker bus.
The word clue originally meant a ball of thread or yarn, which makes the concept of unraveling a clue more meaningful.
Roosters can’t crow if they can’t fully extend their neck.
On a clear night in the Northern Hemisphere the naked eye can discern some 5000 stars.
The last thing to happen is the ultimate. The next to last is the penultimate, and the second-to- last is the antepenultimate.
BVD stands for the organizers of the company: Bradley, Voorhies, and Day.
A recent study indicates that when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.
Erle Stanley Gardner wrote 75 mysteries starring the fictional lawyer Perry Mason. The first was: "The Case of the Velvet Claws” in 1933 and the last was “The Case of the Troubled Trustee” in 1956.
The first-known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 BC.
Cocaine was sold to cure: sore throat, neuralgia, nervousness, headache, colds and sleeplessness in the 1800.s
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
The number 4 is the only number in the English language that has the same number of letters in the name as its meaning.
Metrophobia is the feat or hatred of poetry.
In the 1830’s ketchup was sold as medicine.
February 21 is International Mother Language Day.
Before World War I, Sweethearts Conversation Hearts, were made in various shapes such as postcards, watches, baseballs or horseshoes, and the hearts were decorated with curlicues.
February 3, 2012