August 2010

August 31, 2010

Dutch, on average are the tallest people.  See the article:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2006-09-16-dutch-tall_x.htm.

[Source:  www.usatoday.com]

August 30, 2010

Names in Iceland’s phone books are listed alphabetically by first name not by last name.  Check out this article:  http://icelandweatherreport.com/2008/09/my-iceland-the-phone-book.html.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

August 29, 2010

If you plug your nose you can’t hum.  And here’s why that is: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100328130845AAQ1DIq.

[Source: www.berro.com]

August 28, 2010

George Washington didn’t want his image on US coins.  He didn’t want to imitate European monarchs.

[Source:  www.berro.com]

August 27, 2010

The city of Portland in Oregon was named after a coin toss in 1843.  Heads for Portland and tails for Boston.  See this article for more information:  http://www.travelportland.com/media/history.html.

[Source:  www.travelportland.com]

August 26, 2010

Honeybees have hair on their eyes.  I know, I didn’t believe it either so I found this picture on www.discovermagazine.com’s site:

[Source:  www.berro.com]

August 25, 2010

1,011

The number of billionaires around the world in 2010, up from 793 in 2009.  89 are women, 922 are men.

[Source:  www.reuters.com]

August 24, 2010

70

The most 100+ yards rushing games in the CFL regular season by a player.  That player was Mike Pringle.  He played for Edmonton, Sacramento, Baltimore and Montreal from 1992 to 2004.

[Source:  www.cfl.ca]
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