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... a tortoise, airplane pilots, Marcus Tiro

by Florence Shea

                        
   
                
               Autumn oak leaves in orange and yellow



The first day of Autumn is Thursday September 22.

Red or pink grapefruit is higher in Vitamin C  than white grapefruit.

The name “Snickers” for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned.

The price of a single first-class ticket on the Titanic was $4,700, about $50,0000 in today’s money.

The Greek writer of tragedies Aeschylus is reputed to have been killed when a
tortoise fell on his head. An eagle carrying the tortoise is believed to have
mistaken Aeschylus’s bald head for a rock and dropped the tortoise on it in an
attempt to crack its shell.

The safety pin was patented in 1849 by Walter Hunt. He sold the patent rights for $400.

The WD in WD-40 stands for Water Displacement. It was invented on the 40th try for a formula that worked.

The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.

If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.

A lot of lovemaking can unblock stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine.
It can help combat asthma and hay fever.

When airplanes were still a novel invention, seat belts for pilots were installed
only after the consequences of their absence was observed to be fatal – several
pilots fell to their deaths while flying upside down.

September 4, 1609 – The island of Manhattan was discovered by navigator Henry Hudson.

September 4, 1886 - The last, major U.S.-Indian war came to an end as Geronimo was captured. He died of natural causes in 1909 at Fort Still, Oklahoma.

Hopalong Cassidy’s partner Red Connors was played by Edgar Buchanan.

The three inventions that most Americans say they can’t live without are a light bulb, the car and television.

Shorthand and the & sign were invented in Rome in 63 BC by Marcus Tiro.



September 2 , 2016


Sources: www.alltrivia.net; The encyclopedia of useless information by William Hartston; www.corsinet.com; www.funfunnnyfacts.com; www.coolwuiz.com; www.historyplace.com; www.triviacountry.com; photo – www.hellasmultimeda.com


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