There are some really interesting, jaw-dropping info here.
Some are real useful. If'n I ever decide I am done, I can just reach for the nutmeg and a...um..syringe. Maybe I should add a pinch of a few other spices, too. Maybe mix it with a little paste of something palatable...like apple juice.
"And that Woolfs/Woolves thing sounds like something Gaggie would come up with. You should be frightened. Very frightened."
1940s film siren Hedy Lamarr and a partner invented the idea behind radio frequency hopping that proved invaluable in torpedo guidance, and later played a role in the development of today's cell phones. She never received a dime for this idea, contributing it to the war effort.
Peeps on parade....a peep show? On the street corner....cheep peeps? What a spectacle; jeepers peepers.
During Tulipomania in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century, one tulip bulb sold for two loads of wheat, four loads of rye, four fat oxen, eight fat pigs, twelve sheeps, two barrels of butter, a thousand pounds of cheese, two hogsheads of wine, four barrels of special beer, a silver beaker, a suit of clothes, a complete bed - all at a value of 2,500 florins.
What, no partridge in a pear tree. They got gypped.
More than 3.5 billion wire hangers are used by dry cleaners each year.
And I swear they multiply like rabbits when left alone; get a couple and suddenly you've got a tangled mess of twenty, hooked to each other and refusing to let go if you dare to try to pull one of their kin from the pile.