St. George Unofficial Bank Holiday

Monday, November 20, 2006

10 Things....

..From the BBCi
1. Cornish pasties may, it seems, come from Devon.

2. Former US president Gerald Ford was born as Leslie Lynch King. His mother re-married Gerald Ford Senior, after which the future president became known as Gerald Ford Junior.

3. Liverpool footballing legend Bill Shankly officiated at women's football matches.

4. Birdwatchers call themselves "birders", not "twitchers".

5. Fathers tend to determine the height of their child, mother's their weight.

6. Al-Qaeda test chemical weapons on rabbits, according to a former operative.

7. Al-Jazeera International, the English-speaking branch of the Middle East-based news channel, is not available in the US (except over the internet).

8. Panspermia is the idea that life on Earth originated on another planet.

9. Maltese people are the heaviest in Europe, with a body mass index of 26.6, compared to 25.4 in the UK.

10. Those crumbling euro notes… it looks like the drug crystal methamphetamine caused the paper to disintegrate.

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