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09-14-2004, 09:02 AM
Strange But Basically Useless Information: :cool:

Baby seals are called pups, but they're also referred to as "weaners."

Wine is mentioned in every book of the Bible, except for the book of Jonah.

The White House, and its grounds, takes up 18 acres of land.

One in five people on Earth are Chinese.

In Spain, the TV drama Beverly Hills, 90210 is called Sensation of Living.

According to the official rules of baseball, no umpire may be replaced during a game unless he is injured or becomes ill.

The name for a teddy bear collector is "archtophilist."

The ferret is the third most popular companion mammal behind the dog and cat.

The swimming pool at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida is the largest pool in the continental U.S. It covers half an acre and holds 600,000 gallons of water.

Captain Kangaroo was the first TV network kids show in the United States.

The egg of the typical hen has 7,000 tiny pores in its shell.

Catnip not only has an affect on house cats. It can also affect cougars and lions.

The chocolate chip cookie was invented in 1933.

The study of lightning is called "keraunopathology."

Albert Einstein married his first cousin.

09-30-2004, 02:50 PM
All good to know.