Saturday, May 26, 2007

10 Things I Didn’t Know Last Week

1. Marilyn Monroe is buried in a Pucci dress.

2. Nutella was invented during World War II when pastry maker Pietro Ferrero mixed in hazelnuts to stretch his cocoa supply. via Martha Stewart Living (print only)

3. A sunflower raising its head indicates rain.

4. Anthropologists say that in every culture in history, children have played the game hide and seek.

5. You can use a green plastic strawberry basket to make kick-ass bubbles.

6. Omphaloskepsis is the technical term for navel-gazing.

7. Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight, Moon, took a creative writing class from Gertrude Stein.

8. Imelda Marcos still has 5,000 pairs of shoes.

9. Houston is the third-worst speed trap in the United States.

10. Although people from the Channel Islands are British citizens, they do not have freedom of movement or employment throughout the European Union.

Am I blowing your mind grapes?

Hat tip to the BBC, who have their own 10 Things.

1 comment:

  1. I know that the inventor of Nutella was Italian and probably never set foot in the United States, but don't you think he deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom or something?