The common eggplant is white shaped like an egg. The more popular
dark-skinned ones are of the Italian variety.
(see Fruits and Vegetables)
Sometimes seen on NYC streets, huge canisters of liquid nitrogen
are tubed underground through manhole covers to keep telephone lines
Moths rest with their wings open flat, whereas butterflies rest with
their wings together.
Humphrey Bogart never said, "Play it again, Sam" in the
(See Academy Award
Sherlock Holmes never said "Elementary, my dear Watson."
Sherlock Holmes was not a real person.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission
Napalm is named for its ingredients: naphthelmic acid, palmitic acid,
The term "spa" is derived from a town in Belgium of the
same name, known for its baths and mineral springs.
The first animal in space was a dog named Laika, November 3, 1957.
U.S. currency measures 2.61 inches wide by 6.14 inches long, and
the thickness is .0043 inches.
The approximate weight of a currency note of any denomination is
The 100 dollar note has been the largest denomination of currency
in circulation since 1969.
(see Coins and Currency)
A vexillologist is an expert in the history of flags.
(see Flags of the