Saturday, November 17, 2007

10 Things I Didn't Know Last Week

1. At one point in Sweden, the highest marginal tax rate was 102%.
2. In the year 1000, Cordoba, Spain was the largest city in the world.
3. Sepia dye was originally derived from cuttlefish.
4. Slash's real name is Saul Hudson.
5. Kanye West's mother was an English professor.
6. Kanye West's father was a Black Panther.
7. Stella McCartney designed a one-legged pendant to mock her former stepmother.
8. Bill Watterson fought with Universal Press Syndicate for years to avoid merchandising Calvin and Hobbes.
9. Almost all Calvin and Hobbes merchandise ever sold was unauthorized.
10. In the early days of the Iran hostage crisis, the captors released all women and African-Americans from captivity.

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