• Are you interested in pogonotrophy? If you’re a woman, the answer is probably no. The word, derived from the Greek word “pogon,” or “beard,” and the suffix “-trophy,” or “nourishment,” refers to the growing of a beard.
• Saturday, May 3, 2008, was the fourth annual World Naked Gardening Day.
• It was humorist Erma Bombeck who made the following sage observation: “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
• For better or worse, Wal- Mart stores are a ubiquitous part of the American landscape, and they’re spreading across the world. The ones in foreign countries aren’t all like the ones we’re familiar with here at home, though. In some places, Wal- Mart stores have weekly singles nights. If you’re in the market for love as well as cheap goods, you can tie a red ribbon on your cart to announce your intentions.
• Chickens were domesticated before cats were.
• If you live in Florida or Louisiana – or practically anywhere else in the Southeast – you know to watch out for alligators when you’re off the beaten path (and even sometimes when you’re on it). Most adult male gators reach about 11 feet in length, but the largest one on record was a full 19 feet long. Imagine stepping off your back porch in Miami, taking a stroll down to a canal and running into that brute!
• When you go to the movies these days, have you noticed that the seats seem a bit roomier than they used to? You’re not imagining things: Over the course of the past decade, a standard theater seat has grown from 19 to 22 inches, an increase of more than 10 percent.
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Thought for the Day: “There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.” – Cicero
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