Ten Random Facts
The rings of a tree are always farther apart on the tree's southern side. Woodsmen often read tree rings to find the compass points.
Actor David McCallum was the son of the first violinist of the London Philharmonic, who led that orchestra in the film Prelude to Fame (1950).
Women were banned by royal decree from using hotel swimming pools in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, in 1979.
The leafy vegetable bok choy translates from a Chinese dialect as “white vegetable."
A dog's mucus membrane is the size of fifty postage stamps.
According to sources, actress Meg Ryan's full name given at birth is Margaret Mary Emily Ann Hyra Ryan.
Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable.
Reportedly, beavers mate for life.
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