Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Trivia Tuesday...

A Boeing 747’s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother’s first flight.

Whoa.

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The word “set” has the highest number of unique definitions in the English Language ~ 
192 according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Whoa.
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 Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
Whoa.

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The ZIP in Zip-code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan.

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The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year.
Well, that's what the internet says.
(I believe it.)
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Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.


Portland, Maine is the birthplace of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
My dear mother taught eighth grade English which included a long section about Evangeline, a very moving long poem about Evangeline. Tears were often shed in my dear mother's eighth grade class in Mission Junior High about Evangeline..
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was quite the wordsmith.

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Finally, The name 'Texas' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning "friends". 
Tejas is NOT Spanish for Texas.

I like being a Texan.

I REALLY LIKE BEING A TEXAN.

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See you next time.






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