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Words of Wisdom

"Time is what we want most, but what we use the worst."
~William Penn

Monday, May 16, 2011

Did you know... 5/16/2011

Did You Know...

* Remember a few years ago when a jet flying out of LaGuardia lost both engines after a bird strike? The plane was at a mere 3,200 feet and still managed to stay in the air for FOUR MINUTES and fly the length of Manhattan before ditching safely in the Hudson River.

* There are around over a thousand species of scorpions. *Vikings used the skulls of their enemies as drinking vessels. 

* There are 92 known cases of nuclear bombs lost at sea.

* The rock band Van Halen's original name was Mammoth!

* The first bomb dropped by the Allies on berlin in WW2 killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

* In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.

* Harry S. Truman was the last U.S. President with no college degree.

And so it goes.....

Today's Trivia Question:

What is the abnormal fear of happiness, gaiety, and fun called?

Answer : Cherophobia

posted by Theo. 5/16/2011

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