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... computer bugs, Pigs Eye, rob Peter to pay Paul

by Florence Shea

In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd, at any one time.                                         

Pentheraphobia is the fear of mothers-in-law.

In 1873 Mark Twain received a patent for a self-pasting scrapbook. It was a series of blank pages coated with a gummy substance.

October is National Pork Month.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month.
    
October 6 is National Children Appreciation Day.

In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.

There was once an undersea post office in the Bahamas.

Dirty snow melts faster than clean.

More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.

St. Paul, Minnesota was originally called "Pigs Eye".

When a Mayan wanted to know the future, they would visit a soothsayer who would rub both his legs. If the right leg twitched, the future was good. If the left leg twitched, doom was coming.

The household wrench was invented by boxing heavyweight champion Jack Johnson in 1922.

The expression "rob Peter to pay Paul" refers to times when church taxes had to be paid to St. Paul's church in London and to St. Peter's church in Rome; originally it referred to neglecting the Peter tax in order to have money to pay the Paul tax.




    Sources: strangeacts.com, coolquiz.com, triviachamp.com, wikipedia.com, corsinet.com, alltrivia.net, funfunnyfacts.com, wiktionary.com


    
October 5, 2012


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