Sunday, March 15, 2009

Things I Didn’t Know

Until now, that is.

1) The whoopee cushion was invented by Canadians.

2) Benjamin Franklin first thought up the idea of Daylight Savings Time.

3) There is a “non-standard” unit of measurement known as the smoot.

4) Japanese superstition: “If you lie down immediately after eating, you will become a cow” (which, if you’re already a cow, is not a big problem, I guess; otherwise, pretty traumatic).

4 comments:

tokarev762 said...

Moo

JeffS said...

The Canadians invented something useful?!?!?!?! Who knew?

Isophorone said...

I've never seen a cow lie down after eating!

Minicapt said...

1. Given the Smoot, what is a Hawley?

2. http://www.jollyjumper.com/History.aspx

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