The prepared text to Martin Luther King Jr.’s transformative “dream speech” did not contain the passage that started with “I have a dream;” the “I have a dream” bit was in fact an improvisation based on past speeches! http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE97P0EV20130826 AdvertisementsRead more "Fun fact 08/30/2016"
Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices in the State of California do not accept credit cards as forms of payment, only payment by cash, check, and money order and ATM/Debit cards are acceptably for payment of fees. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/faq/genfaqRead more "Fun fact 08/29/2016"
During the Vietnam draft, some boys got out of the lottery due to severe acne on their backs or faces. Doctors said this was because of the climate in Vietnam – extreme humidity was causing infections in acne-prone skin, and soldiers were having to be sent home. http://www.vietnamwardraftlottery.com/phpnuke/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=262Read more "Fun fact 08/28/2016"
“Rhythms” is the longest English word with no vowel except ‘y’. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/word-lovers-blog/new/the-longest-word-in-the-collins-english-dictionary,38,HCB.htmlRead more "Fun fact 08/26/2016"
Cucamelon! It’s a cucumber that looks like a miniature watermelon. The fruit is about the size of a grape when it is ready to be plucked from the vine. The cucamelon is also called the Mexican Sour Gherkin or Sandiita, which means little watermelon in Spanish. http://homesteadandprepper.com/cucamelons-growing-this-strange-and-wonderful-fruit/Read more "Fun fact 08/24/2016"
In 1066, William the Conqueror came across the English Channel from what is now France and conquered the land that is today called England. The conquering Normans spoke French, and their language became the language of the law. For several centuries after, lawyers and judges in English courts spoke French. English courts continue to use […]Read more "Fun fact 08/23/2016"
Did you know that vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is an avid harmonica player? http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/tim-kaine-rocked-his-harmonica-north-carolina-bar-crowd-n631571Read more "Fun fact 08/22/2016"