• It was Marquette University basketball coach and beloved national basketball commentator Al McGuire who made the following sage observation: “The world is run by C students.”
• There were no armadillos in Texas until the 1840s.
• Those who study such things say that only about half the French-speaking people in the world actually live in France.
•After the Civil War, Varina Davis — widow of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy — and Julia Grant — widow of Ulysses S. Grant, famed Union general and later president of the United States — ended up living near each other. According to historians, they became very close friends.
• On average, twins arrive 24 days earlier than babies from single births.
• It’s been claimed that it was customary in Austria at one time for women to wear small dogs draped about their shoulders for warmth.
• You might be surprised to learn that the hula hoop was banned in some Indonesian cities. Why, you might ask? According to officials, the toy “awakens sensuality.”
• In China, it is traditional for men do the knitting.
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Thought for the Day: “Four be the things I am wiser to know: idleness, sorrow, a friend and a foe. Four be the things I’d be better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.”
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