There are four theories often used to explain the phrase “mind your Ps and Qs.” All four of these theories are false. Children learning to write were reminded by their teachers to be wary of inadvertently reversing lowercase p’s into q’s, and vice versa. Back in the days when type was set by hand, printers […]Read more "Fun fact 5/29/2017"
The oldest swing bridge in Connecticut, built in 1884, is the Saugatuck River Bridge. http://www.past-inc.org/historic-bridges/movable-saugatuck.htmlRead more "Fun fact 5/28/2017"
Track star turned politician, Sebastian Coe competed in many races including the 2012 Olympics. The 800 meter was arguably his best distance! http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/ba-home-straight/hall-of-fame-athletes/sebastian-coe/Read more "Fun fact 5/27/2017"
There are 119 ridges, or reeds, on quarters’ edges. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/coin-specificationsRead more "Fun fact 5/22/2017"
Brontosaurus, now Apatosaurus, held their necks — up to 30 feet long — in a horizontal position!!! http://www.nbcnews.com/id/29992795/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/long-necked-dinos-never-held-their-heads-high/Read more "Fun fact 5/21/2017"
When it’s time for a new queen bee in a honey beehive, the bees harvest several female larvae. The first virgin queen to emerge communicates with the other ones through piping – they create vibrations in the comb. The roaming virgin queen creates a sound called “tooting,” its sisters answer it with “quacking.” The free-roaming […]Read more "Fun fact 5/19/2017"